The War on Drugs

Photos By: Summer Luu

By: Daniel Gallo

When the Casbah hosted the sold-out Philly based experimental folk rockers The War on Drugs this past Sunday, it was nothing short of amazing. The band was in tip-top shape, showing an amazing display of musicianship. Their two hour, 17 song set, consisted mostly of material from this year’s highly praised album Lost in the Dream (“Under the Pressure”, “Suffering “,”Red Eyes” just to name a few) but also included favorites from 2011’s Slave Ambient (“Baby Missiles”, “I Was There”, “Best Night”).

They even managed to throw in an unexpected cover of Harry Nilsson’s “Without You” followed by John Lennon’s “Mind Games“, and closed the night with “Comin Through” from 2008’s Future Weather. Its safe to say that Adam Granduciel and the rest of the gang brought an electrifying performance that won’t be forgotten by anyone in attendance. If you had the chance to check these guys out, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of their latest album Lost in the Dream. If you didn’t have the chance this time, do yourself a favor and buy a ticket to their show next time they roll through town.