“You sound great!” yelled a concertgoer. “You sound great, sir!” lead singer of Yellow Ostrich, Alex Schaaf yelled back. Yellow Ostrich played to a full house Tuesday night at Glasslands – the venue where they played their first New York City show – as they played their last show together as a band.
Getting the party started were Belle Mare, Norwegian Arms and Tei Shi, all playing dreamy electronic music that got the crowd’s bodies swaying.
Though the room was filled to the brim, even crowding the rickety balcony area, Yellow Ostrich’s set felt intimate, like they were playing to one person in the room. Conversations flowed steadily from the crowd to the band and from the band to the sound guy – everyone cracking jokes and smiling.
As Yellow Ostrich played their set, they fed off the crowd, dancing with them and getting completely entranced in their own music. During their song “How Do You Do It,” Schaaf was strumming and jumping so ferociously that he backed up into an amp and tumbled right over it, not even missing a beat to the song.
Yellow Ostrich has been creating cosmicly sensational music for four years and, by the looks of the audience dancing with their arms stretched towards the stage, they will be greatly missed.
“When’s your next show?” yelled a concertgoer. Schaaf yelled back, “2042!” Well, if that’s the case, we’ll be lining up for another killer Yellow Ostrich show in 28 years.
Article by: Merissa Blitz