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We Are Scientists are making rock fun(NY) again

We Are ScientistsBy Marc Fong //

We Are Scientists //
The Independent – San Francisco
April 28th, 2015 //

New York’s We Are Scientists returned to SF on Tuesday to play for a rambunctious crowd at The Independent. Part comedy and part rock show, lead singer/guitarist Keith Murray and bassist Chris Cain seamlessly went from comedic banter to fun rock.

The music was as expected, a familiar indie-rock sound, that you couldn’t name but could hum along with. It was the back-and-forth between the band and the audience that really made the show stand out. Cain chided the audience at one point for cheering when they said they were glad to be back in SF.

“You lower the bar when you cheer for that!” he said. “Hold us to a higher standard!”

We Are Scientists

Later, Murray told the audience it was all about having fun.

“If you’re not having fun, we’re not having fun and won’t play as well,” he said. “If you’re having fun, we still may not play well, but we’ll all be having fun.”

Murray left the stage at one point and with a beer in his hand, sang while surrounded by fans. Murray and crew sounded pretty good, and they certainly looked like they were having fun. On this night, it seemed like a win-win for both the crowd and the band.

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