by Chris Ripple and Grant Mühlstein
Last Thursday Grant and I went to the Lost Lake Lounge to see Oberhofer. An indie band out of Brooklyn, New York. We got there early in order to take pictures of the newly formed band and help them unpack their gear. Hanging out with the band was a sweet experience as they had a lot of personality and were enjoyable to be around. The openers, Honduras, began the show with upbeat, energetic tunes that got the crowd ready for Oberhofer to take the stage. Although this show was much smaller than what Oberhofer is used to, he still gave his all in his performance. Oberhofer took the stage, opening with the song Gold which got the crowds attention quickly. Shortly after, he played hits such as Away Frm U and Haus. Oberhofers performance was not limited to the stage. He grabbed his mike stand and moved it off the stage and into the crowd for his next couple songs. During this time he ran out of the venue, across the street, and then back into the venue, all while nailing the guitar parts in his songs.
Then proceeded to lay on the venue floor while playing the guitar like a man possessed by his music. He transitioned into his newer songs Memory Remains and White Horse, Black River that will be released with his new album "Chronovision". His set came to a close but the crowds chanting caused him to get back on stage in order to play his last song of the night, Earplugs. As Earplugs came to a close Oberhofer jumped off the stage, into the crowd, greeting all of his fans with a hug to express his gratitude to everyone for coming to the show. From the show that Oberhofer put on, it became apparent to me that an Oberhofer concert is a must see.