Indie Rock Band Capital Cities Plays For Their Sacramento Fans

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Trumpet player for Capital Cities Spencer Ludwig playing his horn for a captavated audience at the Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA

Bryce Fraser, writer
Shiftsync Media

Capital Cities preformed for the second time at the Ace OF Spades Venue on Friday night. Bands on tour with Capitol Cities, Gold Fields, that

Photo Credit: Bryce Fraser Ryan Merchant right, and Sebu Simonian left both lead vocalists for Capital Cities singing to their audience at the Ace Of Spades Venue in Sacramento, CA

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Ryan Merchant right, and Sebu Simonian left both lead vocalists for Capital Cities singing to their audience at the Ace Of Spades Venue in Sacramento, CA

originated from the country of Australia, and DWNTWN got the crown warmed up, with both giving a wonderful performance.

Finally, the lights went down and  the indie rock band Capitol Cities came out with their mac computers and guitars, what makes them a truly unique band, is Their  trumpet player, Spencer Ludwig. Together they really had a refreshingly different tone which sets them apart from other indie rock bands.
Capital Cities preformed 3 cover songs, Prince’s “Nothing Compares To You”, “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees and, “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang. They also played all their fan favorites, such as “Kangaroo Court”, “Love Away”, Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast, and of course their hit song Safe and Sound” giving it their all they really gave fans an amazing a show.

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Secondhand Serenade soothes a rambunctious crowd at the Boardwalk

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John Vesely of Secondhand Serenade preforming his solo act on his acoustic Guitar for his audience at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA

Cintia Lopez,
Arcurrent

Secondhand Serenade vocalist/multi-instrumentalist John Vesely has a way of connecting with a crowd, and the intimate setting of the Boardwalk in Orangevale seemed like a second home to him. The crowd instantly began to sing along with him and he seemed thrilled to see such a warm welcome.Despite a very long wait due to sound check difficulties, Vesely managed to kick off his set with a smile on his face as he played the chords to “Vulnerable,” followed by “Maybe.” Once again, the crowd began to sing every word along with him. The third song played was a new one called “Price We Pay.” Vesely admitted, “I don’t know how to play it yet,” as he played a few notes on his keyboard and began to sing. He would often take pauses to let the crowd sing along with him for the chorus.
The fourth song was “Your Call,” which got screams from the crowd, while others sang along loudly. “Your Call” was followed by one of his older ballads, “Awake.”

Photo Credit: Bryce Fraser John Vesely of Secondhand Serenade preforming his solo act on his acoustic Guitar for his audience at The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA

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John Vesely of Secondhand Serenade performing his solo act singing for his audience at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA

Vesely later introduced another new song, titled “The Right Kind of Crazy,” and joked that he probably didn’t know how to play it yet either.
He then played the first song he ever wrote, “Broken,” and ended the song by singing the chorus of Fun.’s “We Are Young.”
Vesely took a break and called a fan onstage and asked her to call one of her friends. Sadly, the girl’s friend didn’t answer her phone. Vesely jokingly said, “Sorry, you lose,” as the girl got offstage.
He then covered Coldplay’s “Fix You,” which was followed by another cover song: Enrique Iglesias’ “Hero.” Throughout the entire song, he mocked Iglesias’ accent, which earned him laughs from the crowd.
Since the stage lacked a hallway for Vesely to leave, he asked the crowd to start asking him for an encore. After getting the crowd to shout, “Two more songs,” he introduced his single, “Shake It Off.”
The final song of the night was the much-anticipated “Fall For You.” It started with Vesely singing the first few lines of Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day,” and the chorus of “We Are Never Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift, which threw off his audience momentarily. He then ended the song with the crowd singing the chorus.
Overall, the show was a very touching performance that ended on a very nice note.