Wide Awake with Parquet Courts: Shaky Knees Late Night Show
Parquet Courts, also known as Parkay Quarts, is an indie rock band based out of New York City. The band consists of members: A. Savage (vocals/guitars), Austin Brown (vocals/guitar), Sean Yeaton (backing vocals/bass), and Max Savage (drums). Since their first release American Specialties (2011), the band has released six (6) LPs, two (2) EPs, and one (1) live LP. While on tour in support of their latest release, Wide Awake, the band stopped by Atlanta to play not only the Shaky Knees Music Festival but also an after party at Terminal West on Friday with Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (RBCF) as opening support. Here is how it all went down that night!
For those who attended the actual festival which started around noon, Friday had been a very long day. And what better way to reward oneself than with an incredible set from Parquet Courts as a night cap? We made it to the venue during the openers, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, last song. When you leave a festival after 10 hours going back to the hotel room is a must before venturing out for the Shaky Knees Late Shows. Although, doing so will increase your chances of missing the opener. As you can see, I speak from experience. Next time, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever… next time. Parquet Courts took the stage to a thunderous ovation from the many faithful fans that attended this late night show.
Parquet Courts performed a strong nineteen (19) song set that included songs old and new like their current XM radio single, “Wide Awake”. This would be my second time seeing them, the first time was Shaky Knees 2016 coincidentally, and it was great to see them perform songs like “Borrowed Time”, “Dear Ramona”, “Water Gets Too High”, and “Master of My Craft” in front of a packed Terminal West. You can catch them on tour until September 28th when they end this tour at The Ritz in San Jose, Ca. Visit the Parquet Courts website for all their upcoming North American tour dates.
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