Arts & Entertainment

A Lot Like Birds plays Beat Kitchen Nov. 12

Bodies thrashing, screaming, crowd-surfing and only one notable injury. This was a tame night, coming from a band that has hung from the ceiling during several live performances.

The Sacramento, Calif., band A Lot Like Birds, known for its lively shows, rocked the Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont Ave.) Nov. 12 as part of its No Place tour. The band has been headlining the tour, joined by openers HRVRD, Night Verses and My Iron Lung, since the release of its newest album, No Place.

Although the band played less than a handful of songs from its new album (see The PHOENIX’s review here), each was received with intense fervor from the crowd. The rest of the set was filled with the spirited execution of songs from Conversation Piece.

During the encore, guitarist Ben Wiacek jumped into the crowd to play and subsequently hit lyricist and vocalist Cory Lockwood in the face. Lockwood, who is no rookie when it comes to show injuries, was unaffected and finished the set off strong.

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All photos The PHOENIX/ Ally Watt


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Ashley Iannantone is a senior biochemistry major with minors in neuroscience, Spanish, and biostatistics. A self-proclaimed foodie with a passion for journalism, this is her fourth year working for The PHOENIX and third year in the A&E section. When she's not hunkering down with a bowl of pasta, you can find her volunteering at St. Joseph Hospital or running along the lake shore path (so that she can eat more pasta).

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