FOTOS: Frankie Cosmos, Palehound, Kal Marks, LVL UP

On a rainy and unseasonably warm night in New York, Shea Stadium hosted the Exploding In Sound-heavy Frankie Cosmos, Palehound, Kal Marks, and LVL UP.

As the crowd filtered in, Frankie Cosmos set the vibe for the evening. Greta Klein’s smooth voice and quirky lyrics drew in the crowd–some singing along, some dancing with a beer in one hand, cigarette in the other. Near the end of their set, the band played “Korean Food” and invited the audience members to come out to their video shoot the following weekend.

Palehound was next with a ’90s chick-rock inspired sound. Lead lady,¬†Ellen Kempner¬†danced with her band and promoted their EP release and upcoming CMJ show with EIS. The crowd’s energy soared through Palehound’s set, transitioning right into Boston rockers, Kal Marks. Frontman Carl Shane’s stage presence was exuberant as he famously swung his guitar, jumped on the floor, and enthusiastically hit his pedals to transition loud and ambient sound from one song to the next.

LVL UP closed out the night with an electric and exciting set. The band played through tracks from their Extra Worlds EP, while the audience cheered and rocked along.

FRANKIE COSMOS:

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Palehound:

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KAL MARKS:

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LVL UP:

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