Tokyo Police Club

Photos By: Summer Luu

By: Amanda Martinek

Indie rock bands Said the Whale, Geographer and Tokyo Police Club brought a sold-out crowd to the Belly Up Tavern on Friday night for a trifecta of fun. The place was packed and ready to dance, with Canadian three-piece Said the Whale kicking things off, deep with energy, emotion and enthusiasm.

The synth-heavy Bay-Area dream pop band Geographer was up next and girls were literally screaming out with love and lust for this group. Everyone started moving, as they played their soulful, spacey drum-machine tracks. Without a new album in the past two years, they played familiar hit after hit and had everyone grooving in a good time. Ending on a high-note, the band started to tease the ultra-familiar beats for their hit “Kites” and had everyone as excited as Christmas morning.

Tokyo Police Club ended the night and really blew me away. Not super familiar with their music, I was impressed and pleasantly surprised by how good they were live. I also have a notion that everyone from Canada is extremely nice and polite, and somehow I believe this band conveys that stereotype 100%. With their new album Forcefield out in March, they played tracks everyone seemed to freak out on like “Your English is Good” and their new single “Hot Tonight”. Overall, it was a super awesome night of indie rock in North County.