One High Five Gets A High Five From Me For Their Kick Ass Set At Broke L.A. THOUGHTS+PHOTOS: One High Five @ REGENT THEATRE | BROKE LA 4/22/18
LOS ANGELES, CA- Of all of the bands that I was able to catch at Broke L.A. this year, the band that I had the most fun watching live was One High Five. Their high energy indie punk was loud, lively and fun, with catchy hooks. Though the only music of them I could of them online comes from their 2015 album “Here, Here”, I saw somewhere on the interwebs that they were planning on releasing a new album this summer, and from what I can remember, I”m pretty sure their performance at Broke L.A. featured some new material. In the meantime, here one of their older songs that I liked.
But their music (the new stuff of which I’m pretty anxiously waiting for) was made that much more enjoyable by the simple fact that their energy on stage was unrelenting. David Grauer (lead vocals/guitar), wearing what I’m thinking are his trademark two-tone sunglasses, did a solid job of fronting the band by adeptly singing the music’s quick lyrics, but it was the mischievousness energy behind his glasses that really seems to touch on each of his players.
The band’s other guitarist, whose name presently escapes me, was particularly fun to watch perform. This big scruffy-bearded presence of a man occupied his own zone of the stage and was a madman flailing, shredding and straight-up rocking about. If there had been more people in the theater during their set, I’m sure a nice little circle pit would have evolved simply due to this guy’s playing.
That kind of energy is something you can’t practice. It’s an energy that’s borne from a love of playing the music and enjoying the time spent on stage with the rest of your band.