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On the Road: IDLES & Gustaf LIVE at the Palace Theater

On the Road: IDLES & Gustaf LIVE At Palace Theater (10.07.21)

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By Dylan Overhouse

During their live show they did just one thing, brought a near capacity theater of misfit individuals together to embrace the beauty in trauma.

IDLES “Beauty from Ashes” US Tour kicked off to an amazing start in St. Paul, last Thursday (10.07.21) as they performed some of their recent album “Ultra Mono” for an American audience for the first time, along with a new single off their upcoming album “Crawler”. Listening to an IDLES album will make you throw your fists at the sky, hug your neighbor, and sometimes cry. At the Palace Theatre, IDLES took us through all of the emotions.

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Gustaf came out as the opening act to an eager audience, many of whom hadn’t been to a live show in over a year and a half. Gustaf is touring fresh off a new album release, “Audio Drag for Ego Slobs”. Fans at the Palace Theater in St. Paul welcomed the eccentric 5-piece band with open arms. Gustaf brought a raw energy and uniquely funky style to the century old theater.  Following the show Gustaf announced they will be joining IDLES for the remainder of the “Beauty from Ashes” Tour

Bristol punk-rock group IDLES headlined the night, beginning their diverse set with the hypnotizing riffs of Colossus. During their live show they did just one thing, brought a near capacity theater of misfit individuals together to embrace the beauty in trauma. Their message is one that makes you feel welcomed and safe, with a sound that is aggressive and often brutal. Guitarists Mark Bowen & Lee Kiernan didn’t hesitate to jump in the crowd mid song, guitar/mic in hand. IDLES are not strangers to their audience and proved that again when they invited a fan on stage to play drums for the show finale. “Thank you for sharing your beautiful energy,” lead vocalist Joe Talbot said after picking them out of the crowd. IDLES and Gustaf will continue the  “Beauty from Ashes” US Tour  through early November.

My name is Dylan Overhouse. I am a filmmaker  with a degree in Visual Communications. While I am currently based out of La Crosse, Wisconsin, I am happy to travel for work, and eager to see the world. My passion lies in visual story telling, photography, cinematography, and music. 

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