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The Fratellis and The Ceremonies @ World Cafe Live.

November 7, 2013

11413TheFratellisWCL02Text and images by Darragh Dandurand.

Moments after the doors opened at World Cafe Live on Monday, the house was filled with ‘tweens, teens, college kids and a few others looking to get their fix of British indie rock. The opener, The Ceremoniesfronted by three brothers, played a short set as they looked out over a pocket of devoted, young, female fans. With tambourines, electric guitars, silver earrings and leather jackets, the band fit the bill for garage rock roots.

Before The Fratellis hit the stage, a pulse of anticipation circled around the room. Each time a roadie came out to re-tune a guitar or drum kit, the girls (and a few guys) packed at the very front of the stage jumped excitedly. As frontman, Jon Fratelli, finally walked confidently out to meet his mic, he picked up his fire-red guitar, plucked a string or two and started off to “This Old Ghost Town.” The house erupted with echoed lyrics, sung back by the horde of fans trying to make eye-contact with The Fratellis. 

After almost two hours of straight performance, the group was hailed back on stage for an encore by the screaming audience. “Chelsea Dagger” had everyone’s hands up in the air and feet off the ground. The concert then closed on “A Heady Tale.” Still, the audience remained unsatisfied as they reluctantly left the venue, sweaty, stunned and read to keep rocking.

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