Pumped to learn Atlas Genius’ fall world tour would be swinging by LA on their West Coast run, I arrived excited. Add opening acts Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr and Family of the Year? Nice. As the chill ( well, as chilly as it gets on the West Side- 60’s) filled the air this crisp night, diverse Los Angeleno alt-rock fans filled the Wiltern to partake. Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr started the night off right, zipping through their 45 min set and Josh jokingly the band being from Detroit despite his move to LA. Playing several songs off “The Speed of Things”, Josh and Daniel frenetically moved around the stage in their trademark style. Was also nice to see Daniel out in the lobby after the set taking pics with fans by the merch booth. Family of the Year soon followed for their 45 minute set, also mentioning their hometown crowd and doing songs off “Loma Vista” and “Songbook” including their hit, “Hero”.
Headliner Aussie band Atlas Genius next took the stage past 10 PM and were greeted with thunderous applause once each band member took their position on the blue backlit stage. Making a stop recently at “The Arsenio Hall Show” just this week, the crowd was well familiar with “When It Was Now” songs “If So” and “Trojans”. Also rocking out and losing themselves in the moment, folks were dancing along and mouthing the words throughout their set. Capping off the fun night, Atlas “made a scene” and then some.