Echosmith performs triple encore for enthusiastic crowd

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    Echosmith, the up-and-coming band that sings the hit song “Cool Kids,” performed a triple encore at Friday night’s concert in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom put on by The End.

    Echosmith performed a combination of a few already popular songs and many other soon-to-be hits that had the crowd dancing and singing along.

    Students were lined up at 8:30 p.m. to snag a front-row spot to see the band.

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    “I’d really like to see them perform ‘Cool Kids.’ It would just make my life,” said Kenda Chaker, a sophomore psychology major.

    Echosmith reigns from Los Angeles. The band is made up of lead singer Sydney Sierota and her three brothers.

    The indie rock band has named The Smiths and Fleetwood Mac as influences. Their sound was a combination of 80’s rock and alternative.

    Echosmith had the crowd clapping from the get-go.

    Sierota wowed fans with her voice and interacted with them the entire show. She threw up the Horned Frog sign and auctioned off a fan’s phone number. 

    Toward the end of the show, the band sang their new single “Bright.” This fun, light-hearted and catchy tune had fans snapping their fingers while the band sang acappella toward the end of the song.

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    Echosmith saved “Cool Kids” for their finale, and fans went crazy. The crowd cheered for an encore and got an additional three songs out of the band.

    “I like this kind of music. It’s a little bit more laid back, but more my style,” said Anna Schwartz, a sophomore nutrition major. 

    The End has brought several different performers to the BLUU ballroom this semester including Demetri Martin and Mary Lambert. The Echosmith show was another Friday night well-spent for TCU students.

    “It was a big success. We had a lot of students come out and it was a great show,”said Brad Thompson, assistant director for student activities. “We had a lot of feedback in the fall and this was one of the bands people wanted to see.”

    The End will host RETTA, the comedian who plays Donna Meagle on the TV show “Parks and Recreation,” next Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. in the BLUU ballroom.