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Event Review: Kasbo Made Us Dance & Cry At Music Hall of Williamsburg

Kasbo played two shows in NYC this past week, first at Music Hall of Williamsburg, then a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom. Vancouver Sleep Clinic provided a more laidback yet emotion-filled transition into Kasbo's set.

Kasbo is currently on his Places We Don't Know Tour: Part 2 and he's been sailing across the East Coast. He wrapped up back to back shows in NYC this past weekend with a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom. Vancouver Sleep Clinic is providing support on the tour and what a solid choice that was. VSC's emotional vocals and strong electronica influences transitioned very well into Kasbo's emphasis on making you want to "dance & cry" at his shows. 

We got there early at around 8:45PM and it was empty - fans were sitting on the floor or chatting away with friends waiting for VSC to come on. At 9PM, VSC took the stage along with his band and the floor quickly filled up, making me optimistic for what was to come. His music is not the most danceable, but it provided a genuine and emotional segue into Kasbo's main act. People were swaying their bodies, couples embraced each other, and everyone was enjoying the moment. 

At 10PM, stage crew masterfully removed extraneous stage pieces and showed how minimal Kasbo's set design was. An LCD screen was rolled in for his new and improved visuals, along with his guitar (every live show must include a guitar now), launchpad, drum pads and cymbals, and electric keyboard. 

He started his set with jamming on his electric guitar, then proceeding to play various mashups or remixes of songs like 'Happier" by Ed Sheeran, "Indian Summer" by Jai Wolf, and "The Little Things" by Big Gigantic. 

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Kasbo played his entire album apart from three tracks: "The Voice Says", "About You" and "Stay With Me". He made sure to play his electrifying "Lay It On Me" and heartfelt "Found You" as the encore which got the crowd singing along passionately and dancing wildly to end the night.

Kasbo is tall. So when he stepped from his stage setup and jumped in front of the crowd, you could feel his presence and ability to control a room's energy. 

Kasbo is continuing his tour next week in Pittsburgh, Columbus, Detroit and other cities so definitely do not miss out on seeing this show. The show stays true to wanting to make you dance and cry throughout the entire set. Grab tickets here.

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