When I see Dawes on a list of new bands to check out, I chuckle and have to remind myself that they haven't been a band for all that long, even if they seem like they've been part of my life for years. I remember listening to their debut album, North Hills, on vinyl with a couple friends a few days after I had seem them live for the first time at Lincoln Hall in Chicago.
Not being one to listen to music quietly, the noise drew the attention of our downstairs neighbor who barged upstairs, not in anger, but rather demanding to know who this band was and why we hadn't ever played the record earlier. Their second album, Nothing is Wrong, has only solidified their standing in my constantly evolving catalog of favorite bands to listen to.
Dawes is scheduled to play both Fridays of this year's double weekend Coachella extravaganza and should not be missed. At this point, I have lost track of how many times I’ve seen the Los Angeles-based rockers live, but there has yet been a show where I haven’t left disappointed These performers leave every ounce of themselves on the stage. If there’s ever doubt for a second that the band doesn’t give each performance 100 percent, take a look at either Taylor or Griffin Goldsmith face while they’re on-stage and you’ll surely see that you were greatly mistaken. Watching them live is hypnotizing and invigorating, they are a perfect addition to any music festival.Seeing them perform in all different sorts of venues, I can say that the band excels in any surrounding and will undoubtedly command attention at this festival. Watching them perform at Lollapalooza and witnessing fellow concert-goers stop in their tracks and instantly become fans is a great indicator of what is sure to be just as amazing performances to come at this years Coachella. I am deeply jealous of anyone that gets to see them at this amazing venue in all their rocking glory.