With the night before summer kicking off, there is no better way to start off the season than by going to a show on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. The Roxy was packed as Australian electronic duo, Peking Duk, headlined and performed to an estimated 500 people.
Opening act, bi-coastal beach pop surf rockers, *repeat repeat, kicked off their performance with upbeat songs that immediately got the crowd going. Recommended for fans of Moon Taxi and Spencer Ludwig, the pop surf rock act played songs from their sophomore release, Floral Canyon. Their set also included a couple of new tunes, which the band mention is music being produced by Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. There was not one person in the room not dancing or bopping their head to the songs of *repeat repeat. Lead singer and guitarist, Jared Corder, ended the band’s set on the floor dancing with the crowd. *repeat repeat only got the crowd warmed up for what was to come from Peking Duk.
The Australian duo did not hesitate to kick things off as every single person in the room was dancing and jumping. With their hits “Say My Name”, “Let You Down”, and “Distant Arizona”, the crowd were no strangers to the tunes. Earlier in the day, Peking Duk had teased on their social media that they were going to have special guests present. Among those guests was Aluna of English electronic duo, AlunaGeorge. Once she got on stage and sang “Fake Magic”, the crowd went wild. There was a song that the band covered and required crowd participation. Peking Duk did their rendition of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army”. Throughout the song, the duo asked the crowd to sit on the floor and slowly stand up as the song progressed. The crowd got up and returned to dancing and jumping. Once Peking Duk got off stage, the crowd knew that it wouldn’t be the end.
Peking Duk returned to the stage for an encore and finished their performance with “Take Me Over” and “Stranger” ending the night giving fans what they wanted.
All in all, it was a fun night of upbeat tunes and electronic beats. Not a bad way to start the summer, right?
Head over to our Photo Gallery page to see two sets of Live Photos from the show!