Last Wednesday, Xtreme Wheels Skate Park played host to an incredible show when St. Louis band Ludo came to town with openers Sing it Loud, This Providence and The Morning Light.
Local band Spectra kicked off the night with a great set, including songs "We'll All Be Washed Ashore" and "Wide Awake."
Next up was Pittsburgh band The Morning Light. Piano god Harrison Wargo has left the band, leaving the band's sound less full and cheery-sounding, but singer Bobby Garver stepped it up and guitarist Matt Colussy occasionally graced the show with his own keyboard skills. The band played old favorites such as "A Safe Bet" and newer ones such as "Clouds" and "Honest (Apologies Endless)."
NeXt was This Providence. Dan Young brilliantly sang older songs such as "My Beautiful Rescue" and "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" and some new ones off the band's new album.
Minneapolis band Sing it Loud hasn't been around long but that doesn't show in the band's performance. The band had everyone dancing along to its synth-heavy and pop-py beats.
Finally, Ludo took the stage and played one of the best sets I've ever seen. Imagine Aquabats/They Might Be Giants lyrics, times Jack Black expressions, plus much better guitar riffs and a seriously insane moog set-up. Singer Andrew Volpe and moog player Tim Convy make it seem almost normal to be singing about dinosaurs and girls on trampolines while eating Twizzlers onstage to "prevent themselves from swearing" as Xtreme Wheels asks them to do. Crowd-pleasing banter included the idea to petition for a "z" at the end of Xtreme Wheels because it begins with an "X."
Caitlin Manley is a senior at Immaculata.