House of Blues – Chicago, IL
April 7th, 2010
One of the first reactions I had upon my inaugural fun. concert at Chicago’s House of Blues this past Wednesday evening was, WOW. I was seriously impressed with what this three-piece band hailing from New York, New York brought to the table. fun. is comprised of Nate Ruess (The Format), Andrew Dost (Anathallo), and Jack Antonoff (Steel Train). While touring, the group temporarily includes four other members: Rob Kroehler, Emily Moore, Nate Harold, and Jon Goldstein. Previously, I had never even heard of fun. and was not at all familiar with their music. Genuinely interested in hearing their sound and encountering what fun. could offer live, I can sincerely say that I was pleasantly surprised with what I heard and saw. If you are wondering what the band sounds like, I’d say that fun.’s music reminds me of a cross between Billy Joel and Train with a more folky/pop type of feel. Maybe throw in a little Queen. Honestly though, you will have to listen and/or see fun. and decide for yourself.
More photos of fun. after the jump…