The Lemon Twigs ignite the torch of 70’s progressive art rock for millennials in search of a new teen sensation.
I order a Tullamore Dew and draft of IPA before claiming my row 2 standing position ready to experience the hype and rock ‘n roll glory that is The Lemon Twigs; Close enough to feel the intimacy when the moments are right! I glance behind me and see that tastemakers Tim Pyles (91x) and Rosey Bystrak (SoundDiego) are ready for sonic lighter fluid to be splashed around the crowd and set ablaze. The brothers D’Addario, are underage and only allowed inside 5 min before they are scheduled to take the stage. The Who’s “My Generation” is priming the youthful audience of seekers who spontaneously erupt into a frenzied cheer once the boys step onto the stage. Whether you heard about them through their association with Foxygen or their recent appearance on The Tonight Show, this is that gem of a Casbah show before the band no longer performs at spaces this intimate.
Did this show satisfy on the level of seeing TV on the Radio or Cold War Kids at the Casbah in the early 2000’s aboard their meteoric rise to the top? Perhaps not, but The Lemon Twigs are definitely worthy of the buzz and making 70’s Soft Rock cool again.