Under a cold and clear night in Boulder Colorado, Elephant Revival, a local and revered band returned home for their homecoming show. Packed with fans in the Boulder Theater just off of Pearl Street, the energy of the room matched the tempo of the band’s eclectic music.
Opening for Elephant Revival was The Deer, a five piece folk band from Austin, Texas. Clearly, animals were the theme of the night. With their flowing bassline and angelic vocals, it’s hard not to fall in love with their music. Eventually, they brought out the mandolin player from the Portland band Fruition, and a member from Elephant Revival to shred some tunes. The perfect music to get you warmed up for the main act.
Elephant Revival never plays a “normal” set. In fact, tonight they played two sets with some incredible covers of Iron and Wine and Pink Floyd. They even brought out a silk acrobat to follow along to songs like “When I Fall”.
The stage felt like a cozy living room with lamps and rugs all around. Watching Elephant Revival perform is more like hanging out with a group of old friends jamming together than watching a band on stage. It’s an immersive experience that got the whole crowd moving.
Next time Elephant Revival comes to a town near you, be sure not to miss them. They offer a performance that is less than traditional, and they’ll definitely get you dancing. You can find them this month in Telluride, CO and around the country next year. For their tour schedule and more information check out their website at http://www.elephantrevival.com.