Concert Coverage: The Kooks @ The Ogden 10/2/14

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by Natalie Doggett

Standing on your feet for an extended period of time is not how many people spend their Thursday nights, but I did just that with Farnaz and Corey at the Ogden on Tuesday, October 2nd.  After a crazy busy week, the concert was perfect for kicking off our three-day weekend.  We weaseled our way as close to the front as possible after the obligatory ID checks.  I've heard songs by The Kooks from time to time on the radio here and there; hearing them live was a truly memorable experience.  Old staples like “Junk of the Heart” and “Naïve” truly made the audience happy to say the least.  During these up tempo hits, all of us in the crowd were dancing along with careless abandon.  The highlight of the night though would have to have been when they performed one of their newer songs, Bad Habit.  Together we joined our voices in a chorus of “oh, oh oh’s” to the syncopated beat of the drums.  With the charisma of lead singer Luke Pritchard and the groovy synths of Hugh Harris, who bears a striking resemblance to Tilda Swinton when viewed mostly in profile, The Kooks put on a show for the ages and one for which I am truly grateful I had friends to enjoy it with.