This past Sunday, April 22, my sister and I were able to see the band X Ambassadors for the fourth time. They are one of my favorite bands and I highly recommend seeing them live if you ever get the chance. They are one of those groups where they tend to sound like the album when they play live. The music, vocals – it’s all just amazing, and it’s one of the reasons I adore seeing them perform in concert.
X Ambassadors played at Bogarts in Cincinnati, Ohio which I’ve talked about on the blog before. It’s a great venue and if it wasn’t sold out, it seemed to be close, as there were a lot of people there. My sister ended up having a procedure last Friday, so she called Bogart’s and asked about ADA seating – she could attend the concert but she couldn’t stand the whole time. Bogarts has a “don’t ask, don’t tell” type of policy in place where you ask for ADA seating and you automatically get it, so when we entered the venue, we told a worker that’s what we needed and she took us to an area that’s sectioned off and watched over by an another worker. We were able to sit there the entire time, which was great for my sister, and it also gave us an awesome view of the stage so we were looking straight at the stage from the back of the venue. You can kind of see what I mean with the videos I took, though I did zoom in still!
X Ambassadors has one full album out, but they also have a few EP’s and other music, so it makes for a great show and you’re never sure what songs they are going to sing. They also have an upcoming album that they sang songs from like “Hold You Down” and “Ahead of Myself.” One of my favorite songs by the band is “Unconsolable” which they did not sing, but I’ve seen them perform it live in the past, so it was okay. It was nice to hear some other songs!
They played one of their earlier songs called “Litost” and they mentioned that this was the first song of theirs they had ever heard on the radio. It was also written after the lead singer (Sam Harris) went through a breakup, and he talked a little about how people really seemed to resonate with this song, even though it was sad. I always love seeing bands sing some of their earlier work, so this was a really nice moment.
The band also had an encore, where they sang “Gorgeous” a song that I really do love! It was an amazing show, and again, I really do suggest you check them out live if you get the chance. You’re sure to fall in love with this down to earth band who plays incredibly well live. I’ll keep seeing them perform any chance I get.