Aim and Ignite, New York band fun.‘s debut album is still one of my very favorites. The songs are expert pop with righteous vocals by Nate Ruess. I saw fun. a couple years ago at Chop Suey – loved the show – but missed their couple follow-up shows in Seattle. Lucky for me I got to see their opening show for Panic! At the Disco at Showbox SoDo last Friday night. Lead singer Ruess, with a confident and joyful manner, was total energy during the entire set, racing back and forth on the stage and reaching out to the crowd. He’s also got a great band of musicians with him. “All the Pretty Girls,” “Walking the Dog,” “Take Your Time (Coming Home),” “Barlights,” and “At Least I’m Not as Sad (As I Used to Be)” each hit the spot. I’m looking forward to fun.’s second album, which should be out this year. They’re something really special.
fun. – Review & all photos by Dagmar