Milky Chance performed to a packed Shrine Auditorium Aug. 4.
The Shrine Auditorium was flooded with USC students and concertgoers excited to see German folk duo Milky Chance rock the house last night. The band is made up of childhood friends Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch who met on the first day of school in Kassel, Germany – appropriately in an Advanced Music Class. They got along so great that they that played in a local band until graduation.
Even though the group disbanded when their drummer left Kassel, Rehbein and Dausch kept on making music. Weaving together elegant electronic production with acoustic guitars and lilting, lush vocals, they harnessed a style unequivocally their own.
Their first single, “Stolen Dance,” had been uploaded to YouTube in April of 2013 and quickly went viral. With its folk-meets-electronic vibe, “Stolen Dance” is a fun song that can get everyone on their feet. “Stolen Dance” catapulted Milky Chance into the international fame stratosphere giving them fans all over the world.
The openers for Milky Chance at the Shrine were X Amabassadors, an American indie-rock band that originated in Ithaca, New York. X Ambassadors have the presence and sound to headline their own tour in the near future.
The Shrine Auditorium is the go-to venue for USC students who enjoy the feel of a General Admission show and have the means to take public transportation or walk over from their dorms. Everyone else has to pay the inflated rate of $20 to park at the venue.
Milky Chance puts on a great show that is not to be missed!