SHAKEY GRAVES + THE WILD REED // LIVE AT THE LOUISVILLE PALACE
PHOTOS AND REVIEW COURTESY OF: Emily May
Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known as his stage name Shakey Graves, made an appearance in Louisville, Ky recently with his band, fresh on the heels of their recently released album Can't Wake Up. Performing to a packed venue, the band had the fans up onto their feet in no time. The stage was set up with 3 separate screens behind each band member, with an array of colorful lights displayed on the screens by 2 overhead projectors that sat towards the front of the stage. The screens displayed silhouettes of the band members amongst the colorful lighting to make for a stunning stage set up. Starting the set off with "Family and Genus", band performed a nice variety of songs including "Nobody's Fool", "The Perfect Parts" and "Pansy Waltz", with Rose-Garcia engaging the crowd and telling them stories for the entire evening. About halfway through the set, the band left the stage and Rose-Garcia sang some songs solo and acoustically, including "Nobody's Fool", "Only Son" and "Word Of Mouth". At the end of his solo set, he brought out the The Wild Reeds (minus their drummer), who opened the show, to sing his hit song "Dearly Departed", joking before the song that they practiced the song 4 times so it was going to be tight! Bringing the band back out for the last 3 songs, the band performed "Counting Sheep", followed by an incredible cover of Nirvana's "Something In The Way", ending their set with "Late July". Shakey Graves gave their fans a fun evening of music, stories and laughs and The Wild Reeds played a great opening set to get the crowd ready for the evening ahead!