The Joy Formidable, IO Echo, Fort Lean
May 9, 2013
The last time they were in town, Ritzy Bryan and company opened for the Foo Fighters at Time Warner Cable Arena. Taking what they learned from the big stage, The Joy Formidable has harnessed that energy into a loud, powerful, awe-inspiring set which leaned heavily on the new album.
The band quickly launched into "Cholla" as Bryan made full use of the stage, bouncing between drummer Matthew James Thomas and bassist Rhydian Dafydd. Bryan's bubbly personality and energetic stage presence was infectious as the crowd absorbed every note the band threw out, from the driving bass line of "Little Blimp" to the gong crashing of "Whirring."
This Ladder Is Ours
The Greatest Light Is the Greatest Shade
Maw Maw Song
I Don't Want to See You Like This
The Everchanging Spectrum of a Lie