PHOTOS: CAROLINA RIVERA
The Unity Tour stopped at New York last week at the Hammerstein Ballroom with the Stints, New Politics and headlining act 311. The stints opened up the night and got the crowd excited. New Politics were the second act to go on. The threesome from Copenhagen Denmark consist of David Boyd, Soren Hansen, and Louis Vecchio. The energy in the crowd was palpable. I’ve seen them once before and I was blown away with their stage presence, David break dancing. Not only is this band entertaining to watch but even if it’s your first time seeing them you’ll be on your feet and singing along by the end of their set. The set was well chosen and packed with a variety of songs, including ones from their new album. The music is catchy and along with their onstage antics these guys are irresistible. Before the end of their set they brought out an old piano for their current single “One Of Us”, a very queen-esque inspired track that had everyone up excited and dancing. They also sang crowd favorite Harlem. With their unique stunts, catchy songs, and incredible talent New Politics set themselves apart from any other band I have seen, and is easily one of the best rock bands to see live. 311 was closing the night, the band from Omaha Nebraska, just put out a new record “Mosaic’ just last month. The vibes were very relaxed, and the crowd was enjoying every second of it. They played their recent singles “Too Late” and “Perfect Mistake”. Lastly they brought the house down when they played crowd favorite “Amber”. There was alot to celebrate that night and if you haven’t seen any of these bands live go treat yourself.