PHOTOS: RUBIK by smasri
Mewithoutyou is a rock band with some talented musicians, spiritual tendencies and a lead singer more effective than most preachers, nodding his head while spitting about life and the meta. Their music was good, really, even hard, but they drew in the most sedated crowd I have ever seen in a concert hall, claps were rare enough. This seemed especially underwhelming for their opening bands Rubik and All the Day Holiday which both put together upbeat and creative sets reminiscent of the Arcade Fire or the XX. Rubik, with seven band members and four on guitar (plus trombones and percussion), struck a nice balance between melody and the mess of excess large bands often struggle with. Their EP can be downloaded free at rubikland.net and I’ll definitely be looking out for their next show.