Common Deer opened for Elliot Root Tuesday at Cat’s Cradle Back Room, creating an electrifying energy that stayed with the crowd the entire night. Elliot Root finished the show with that same overwhelming enthusiasm, making the crowd — and me — swoon.
The self-proclaimed orchestral indie band knocked my socks off Tuesday night. I have never been to a show at Cat’s Cradle, so I didn't know what to expect. As far as the band goes, I knew what to expect even less, as I had only heard a handful of their songs when I Googled them the night before.
It was also Common Deer's first time playing at Cat's Cradle, or any venue in the U.S. The show also kicked off their first-ever U.S. tour.
The crowd was pretty minimal 15 minutes before showtime. However, as the night went on, the atmosphere heated up. As soon as Common Deer took the stage, their radiating energy swept through the crowd.
The biggest takeaway from their act was how the drums and guitars worked through the entire performance. During every song, the drumbeat and the guitar strums were in perfect sync with the beating of my heart. I could physically feel the notes throughout my entire body. It might have been my proximity to the stage or just the great acoustics of the Back Room, but either way, it was magical.