Love, Death, And Dallas: The Glitch Mob’s Return
Dallas, TX on a Monday night on March 24th, 2014 at the House of Blues. It’s been awhile since the electronic trio hailing from Los Angeles made a stop down south in the Lone Star state, but The Glitch Mob once again proved that there ain’t nothin’ stopping them when they roll into town.
The bass grew louder from the photo pit where I stood as the veil to the the new stage design that The Glitch Mob would perform in (first appearance at BUKU) shook. These are the moments of anticipation. It starts off quiet for a minute, just the bass glaring from the large speakers, as the dark cloaked men enter the stage. Oh, it’s so dramatic as they begin. The show was in entirety amazing. That’s so generic, sure, but it was. They kept you waiting for the beats, but when they hit that drum and they touched the board – it was on. After the first few measures, the party started and there was no holding back. The beats were relentless as the second song hit, making stage-shattering synthetic zips and zaps that only the glitchiest of of electronic music could deliver. That was the overall theme of their night – that fundamental build up – not only to the drop, but also the excitement to when the tracks actually pulled in. There were few lows in their set that night, and they stayed true to the upbeat electronica style we know them for; the beats were futuristic with a grunge experimental sound that dominated not only their music but their stage presence as well.
The great thing about TGM is their level of compatibility when working with one another and ability to shine as individuals through their collaboration. It sounds odd, but watching them was spectacular because the trio each had their moments — but just like when the climactic beat dropped, they were all one again. They could light up the stage as a group, but each DJ had a dominating quality about them. EdIT was the ringleader taking the mic, but Ooah had a fun vibe that showed in each shot I got of him, while Boreta was the tying knot that brought their unity in tighter.
Their music lent to a long-lasting buzz. My ears were zapped in each and every way, but the sound didn’t blast them out, even though I was right up against the audio. Needless to say, along with their showmanship, their music was electrifying and intensified until the very end of their performance. There was a restlessness about their sound that could only be pacified by even more TGM.
This is why, despite long absences, they still hail in every city they make their way to. The Glitch Mob has delivered once again, in true fashion, but with an edgier performance and style.
Check out photos from the night: