First Aid Kit @ Irving Plaza

Photo Credit: Neil Krug

First time seeing First Aid Kit live, and it didn’t disappoint!

First Aid Kit played to a packed house at Irving Plaza on Saturday (and they play Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg).

Mike Mogis, the “Dr. Dre of indie rock” as Klara introduced him, was a special guest who sat in with the band and played mandolin.

“Blue” sounded particularly good live, and First Aid Kit played “Ghost Town” completely acoustic – with no microphones or amplification – in the middle of their set.

The audience responded well to “The Lion’s Roar” and the band’s latest single “Wolf,” but technical difficulties with Johanna’s keyboard messed up a few songs. I wish they played “Emmylou” ¬†with drums instead of acoustically — the drums are really necessary to drive the song.

Their last song was the rousing, hand-clapping “King of The World.”

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