LIVE IN AUSTIN: GROUPLOVE Logan Stallings November 28, 2016 Music 218 Tweet Share Share Email WhatsAppShares 0Grouplove just finished their the leg of their World Tour featuring North America. Their last stop was Austin Texas, and with openers like Dilly Dally and MUNA, energy was high. Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi, two of Grouplove’s founders recently had a baby and dedicated their newest album, Big Mess to their child and the trials of parenthood. Grouplove’s live performance in Austin was really exceptional. They spared no expense in the ways of light and smoke, the audio was clear and the amps devoid of any feedback. Live music is about energy. It’s about feeling the bass in your chest when it shakes your bones. Everyone is crammed in there together ready to hear their favorite band. For the Austin venue, Grouplove played Stubb’s BBQ, which is an outside venue with a canopy overhead to protect against wind and the sounds of the city because Stubb’s is right smack in downtown Austin. Austin, currently being the live music capitol of the world holds many venues. Austin City Limits takes place outside in Zilker Park, while SXSW takes place in numerous bars and venues citywide. There really is no shortage of places to play in Austin. With that said, Stubbs could not have been a better venue. However, one thing to keep in mind, should you ever go to Stubb’s venue, is to arrive early. Before the doors open. Get there early. There are no assigned seats; it is standing room only, and if you get there early enough you can be front and center right up by the stage. Of course, you don’t necessarily need to be front row and center to appreciate the concert, but hey, why not? All you have to do is get there early. I expected a lot from Grouplove when I bought my tickets for their concert, and I was not disappointed. The energy was unreal and between the band’s crowd surfing and casual chats, they were all so humble and appreciative of every member of the audience. Their sets were great and ended on a high note.