By Kelly Norman
The House of Blues in Dallas hosted Passion Pit on Sunday with special guest Atlas Genius. Atlas Genius, the four-man band from Australia, has a rock edge and a sound that is a bit similar to Passion Pit’s. Formed in 2009, they are electronic and indie and they’re great. Even though the crowd might not have been as familiar with their music as that of Passion Pit, Atlas Genius really engaged the audience the whole time. The concert started at 8 p.m. and they put on a great hour set.
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The crowd was primarily young people in their 20s and 30s, who sang along to every song. The audience danced and rocked on to Atlas Genius and screamed when Passion Pit took the stage. When they played hits “Take a Walk,” “Sleepyhead,” and “Little Secrets,” it really brought me back to memories of high school and when I downloaded their songs on my iPod Nano. The atmosphere was definitely full of energy from beginning to end.
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The best part of the House of Blues is by far the ambiance. It is air conditioned, which makes it more enjoyable for Texans in the summer, and a very laid-back, almost homey-vibe. It is lined with weird paintings on the walls, little chandeliers on the ceiling, and plenty of bars. Although the atmosphere was a little hazy and the lighting a tad dark, it has nice acoustics and is for sure a great place to go for a concert.
I will definitely be back and would love to see Atlas Genius and Passion Pit again in the future!