Music Park: Ra Ra Riot (Opened for Young the Giant) @ 9:30 Club — 9/13/16

Ra Ra RiotRa Ra Riot (Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez)

Three consecutive nights at the 9:30 Club? Who wouldn’t love such an opportunity?

Ra Ra Riot opened for all three of the sold out Young the Giant shows (9/12-9/14). I was able to catch the second show on Tuesday, September 13th.

And Wes Miles, lead singer of Ra Ra Riot, seemed to agree about playing at the 9:30 Club, “Amazing to be here for the 2nd night in a row! The best venue in the world!”

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Don’t Miss: Ra Ra Riot (Opening for Young the Giant) @ 9:30 Club, 9/12-9/14/16

Ra Ra RiotRa Ra Riot (Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez)

Ra Ra Riot are about to be your best friends. They open for Young the Giant at the 9:30 Club for three consecutive nights, on September 12, 13 and 14!

Currently the first two shows are sold out, so don’t delay in getting tickets for September 14th.

Ra Ra Riot are an indie rock band from Syracuse, New York. The current lineup is Wes Miles (vocals), Mathieu Santos (bass), Milo Bonacci (guitar), Rebecca Zeller (violin) and Kenny Bernard (drums).

The are touring, with the very in demand Young the Giant (three dates at the 9:30 Club after all!), for their fourth album, Need Your Light.

The single “Water” is an infectious ode to casting off your chains to free yourself. Jumping in the water is freedom.


The overall album seems to have a similarly optimistic mood and the acceptance that getting older is just part of life.

The band formed in 2005 and released their first album, The Rhumb Line, in 2008. I remember picking up the CD from the DC Library system and thinking this could be interesting. And it was, especially the songs “Each Year” and “Dying Is Fine”. They went off my radar for a while, but now it should be intriguing to see them perform live and catch up on all of their new material.

Ra Ra Riot (Opening for Young the Giant)
9:30 Club
Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13, 2016 (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Doors 7:00pm
All ages