Live at The Depot
Salt Lake City, UT
March 12, 2019
Photos and Review by Julie Pavlacka
The first time I saw Grizfolk was a couple years ago in Park City, UT - they were opening up for Jimmy Eat World. It was the first time I had heard them, and I was pleasantly surprise. Jimmy Eat World sometimes doesn't have the best openers. They put on a good set, so I was excited to see that they were coming back into town opening up for Flor and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. All three bands have a somewhat similar sound and fanbase - tours like these are great. I love to be able to get a show and enjoy every single band that goes on stage.
The five-piece indie rock band set the mood for the night by opening with the first track off Waking Up Giants, "Into the Barrens". This is a good song to open with because it starts with a pretty epic build exerted a energy and excitement throughout the room. Grizfolk did a great job at mixing up the songs during their set to create a mix of upbeat songs and ballets. The even threw us a couple songs of their upcoming album including "Black Magic", "Spoonful", and "Hurricane". The band closed with their pop sing-a-long "Hymnals", which was a ton of fun and the perfect way to wrap up their performance.
There are still plenty of tour dates left, so if you're planning on going to the Upside Down Flowers tour, make sure you get there early so that you don't miss Grizfolk's set!