Concert Review: Frankie Cosmos, Warehouse, Stef Chura and Cende at the Bowery Ballroom


Review By: Sean Lynch

Frankie Cosmos played the sold out Bowery Ballroom in New York City on August 6 for the last date of their US tour. The show featured three opening bands in Cende, Stef Chura and Warehouse.

Cende out of Brooklyn, New York began as the first opener for the show. Their set began with some gritty guitars and loud vocals. Most of the songs in their set came from off of their EP. The band finished up their set with lead guitarist and vocalist Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos joining them onstage to help sing their last song. The next artist up, Stef Chura out of Detroit, Michigan brought a similar vibe to CENDE. The vocals came light, accompanied by some rolling guitars. The band continued to keep the flow of the show going for the next band Warehouse.

Warehouse from Atlanta, Georgia came out as the third and final opener of the night. Warehouse were on their last stop of the tour. Warehouse carried a punk rock and garage rock sound during their set. Lead vocalist Elaine Edenfield had a great balance between a grungy roughness with smooth transitions. David Maine, bassist for Frankie Cosmos helped support Warehouse on the drums for a song.

Frankie Cosmos came out after Warehouse finished up their set. The band used a wide variety of their discography and went with a mixture of well-known songs including “Sinister,” “Young” and “Outside with the Cuties” and B-sides like “Buses Splash With Rain,”  “Sand” and “Leonie.” They also featured three new songs in “Vessel,” “Home Is Where” and “Apathy.”

Even through a broken guitar string, Kline pushed on thanks to Cende lead guitarist Cameron Wisch’s guitar and resumed on delivering a fun set. Kline’s silvery voice paired well with the mellow sound the instruments brought. Continuing with the idea of musician swaps, the band brought out Warehouse drummer Doug Bleichner to play for a song on the bass. The final part of the set consisted of “Korean Food,” and “O Contest Winner” off of Fit Me In and new song “Vessel.”

Frankie Cosmos will begin their European tour on August 26-27 in Stockholm, Sweden at the Popaganda Festival.

For a list of Frankie Cosmos’ European tour dates, click here.


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