This past Wednesday The Ogden welcomed: My Body Sings Electric, DEERPEOPLE, and Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah! to Denver. Dogfish Brewery was also there to help set the mood which included having us dancing all night to the tune of their famous IPAs. The trio raked in a diverse group of fans, ranging from the devoted preteen to the overexcited dad. My Body Sings Electric was the first act of the night and made no hesitation to getting the night off on the right foot. Lead singer, Brandon Whalen had a natural stage presence and interacted shamelessly with the audience, getting us to dance and sing along. At one point during, “Keep it Simple, Stupid” I caught a group of girls forming their own mini mosh pit close to the bottom stage. To say the least this punk, indie infused band had the night off to a killer start.
My Body Sings Electric’s high energy set was a pleasant comparison to DEERPEOPLE's, which included a violinist and flutist. But don’t let their gaggle of instruments fool you into thinking this set was anything but classical. DEERPEOPLE put a modern feel on the jazz flute and proved to Denver that this instrument is not just for the music snobs and Ron Burgundy types alike. With the lead vocals coming from the keyboardist they demonstrated the traditional band mentality is something from the past, including using the jazz flute to sit in dank coffee houses and snap your fingers to.
After two amazing openers, it was time to welcome Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah! to the stage. They trotted out onto the stage at the The Ogden with grace and put on an amazing show. At first glance the band can seem a little timid, but all of my reservations evaporated when they opened with, “Satan Said Dance” which chants the word “satan” on repeat and wills/summons you to get up and groove. Closing with my personal favorite, “The Skin of My yellow Country Teeth” was the perfect ending to the night and had the entire audience clapping their hands and repeatedly chanting the word, Yeah!