Live Review & Photos: FIDLAR, SWMRS, and The Frights at Observatory North Park, October 28, 2016

Photos by Andy Bartotto

The “Too Much” tour, headlined by FIDLAR (aka Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk), had its opening opening night at the Observatory North Park. The date occurred a little over one year since FIDLAR last played the same venue.

The night started off with a kick-ass set from San Diego’s very own The Frights, who played a mix of songs from their latest album, You Are Going To Hate This, and their self-titled first album.

If you haven’t seen The Frights in person yet, it’s worth it, especially to hear and see the crowd react (usually by jumping up and down) to the song “Cold.” We’re going to see and hear big things from this band down the road. Their shows are great, especially when they’re not held at a boring 21-and-up venue.

Next up were another talented young band, Oakland’s SWMRS. Seeing brothers Cole (rhythm guitar) and Max Becker (lead guitar) switch off lead vocal duty was pretty amazing.

Headliners FIDLAR started their set with an interesting version of The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.” With the stage barely lit, the sound was too muddled to enjoy, which was a shame for such a great song. But there was plenty of crowd surfing during their set, thanks again to the high-energy audience.

Photos: FIDLAR at the Observatory North Park

Photos: SWMRS at the Observatory North Park

Photos: The Frights at the Observatory North Park

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