PICTURE THIS: Phantogram + K1 Theory @ Orange Peel, Asheville, NC 6/5/12
When coming to Asheville, NC all you see is mountains and hippies. You would not expect there to be as awesome of a venue as the Orange Peel. Acts such as Phantogram don’t really make it to the Southeast very often, so it was kind of a big thing.
We’d never heard of the opening band K1 Theory prior to attending this show but from what we saw, we highly recommend them. They’re a two-piece comprising of a drummer and a synth player/singer and the energy they put out was amazing. Once K1 Theory finished their set, it was time for Phantogram. Phantogram’s stage took a good 30 minutes to set up because of all the crazy lights and equipment, but once that had passed, the crowd went wild! They opened with their newest high energy single “Don’t Move.” The vocals of the lead Sarah Barthel were almost angelic. She has a very tender voice with similarities to that of the xx, and when Josh Carter’s vocals mix and harmonize with hers, it’s almost perfect. The set was about an hour long and they closed with their big hit “When I’m Small.” It was a great show and we highly recommend it.
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