The Young Galaxy – Commodore Ballroom – Sept 17 2011
Appearing almost ethereal dressed in all white with lighting and video glowing on them from behind the audience, Canadian quintet The Young Galaxy opened the night in support of Junior Boys. The former Vancouverites appeared to have a lot of support in the audience as the diverse crowd seemed to include a much wider age range than most shows.
Performing to a ‘familiar’ crowd seemed to have a very relaxing influence on the band, which translated to a very relaxed comfortable show for the audience. Co-lead singer Stephen Ramsay’s occasional chit chat and details about the upcoming songs made it seem like a casual show for a few friends.
Touring in support of their 2011 released third album have shows coming up in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles before heading to Europe for a string of shows in October. If they are in your neck of the woods, I recommend checking their cool brand of dream rock.