Kresge roof hosts indie rock band, Absalom Absalom

Posted: April 23, 2012 by Rebecca Patton in Lexington and beyond

(Taken from Absalom Absalom's official Facebook page)

Last Tuesday, April 17, a concert was held on the rooftop of Kresge dorm, featuring local bands Living with Hermits and Absalom Absalom.

Absalom Absalom is based out of Lexington, Ky., and consists of guitarists Gideon Maki, Andrew Foster and Colin Cook, drummer Daniel Gallutia and lead singer Stephen Gallutia.

They have two albums out: “a day of Death, a day of Birth, a chasing after the Wind” and “We Grow Together,” in addition to an EP project, “Bootleg Radio.”  “We Grow Together” is their most recent album, which came out in Jan. 2012.

I wasn’t able to go to the concert, but my roommate, Julia Hudson, was in attendance, and has gone to many other of their performances. “Absalom puts on a really good show,” she said. “They provide an atmosphere very conducive to dancing…I had fun bouncing about.”

The last time I saw Absalom Absalom in concert was in 2010 on Halloween, when they played a show in the art studio in downtown Wilmore. What I remember most about them was their passion. They would get so lost in the music that you couldn’t help but get pulled in, too. I also remember people walking through the “stage” while the band was playing to get to the bathroom, which was directly behind them in the cramped studio.

Absalom had the same mesmerizing effect on the crowd on Tuesday night. “It’s cool to see how much the band gets into it,” Julia said. “They all have their own way of moving to the music, but it looks really cool together when the song gets really intense. My favorite song is ‘Thunderclaps,’ the one about birds dying in an oil spill—at least I think that’s what it’s about.”

The band just played a show at Natasha’s Bistro in downtown Lexington this past Sunday, April 22, along with singer/songwriter Sam Lockridge. Their next event will be at Al’s Bar on Saturday, April 28 at 10 p.m., with band Bears of Blue River.

Like Absalom Absalom on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @absalomabsalom. And be sure to check out their website where album downloads are available:


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