JAM Magazine Concert Reviews

July 19, 2014
South Side Music Hall
Dallas, TX USA
Review by Bridget Craig
Photos by Bridget Craig

The Neighbourhood

California Natives Brings Their Rock And Roll Into The Light

Nearing the end of their second headlining tour, El Tour Blanco, The Neighbourhood made a stop in Dallas at the South Side Ballroom for a show the screaming fans wouldn't forget.

White Arrows began the show by waking up the crowd with their slow rock vibes. Next, Houston rapper Travis Scott came out and covered the fans with water and sweat after running around the stage to his up-beat songs before jumping into the crowd and hovering above their heads. His bright lights and loud songs delivered the perfect entrance for the black and white vibes of The Neighbourhood.

With front man Jesse Rutherford bringing the crowd to life, The Neighbourhood put on a high-energy rock show in the heart of Dallas. The California natives performed a wide variety of songs to a full South Side Ballroom that spanned their years as a band together- from their hit single "Sweater Weather" to songs from their newest mix-tape like "Silver" and "Jealou$y."

The band’s outfits and fans reflected their unique image of black and white in a world of color; even their use of white lights and strobes added to the effect. With a projector screen in the back of the stage displaying cartoons and short films for each song, the set told a story, and although the music wasn't necessarily dance music, the band swayed and danced throughout every song.