The phrase “never miss a Sunday show” could not have been more true last Sunday night at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA. Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) threw down an intimate psychedelic dance party, deep in the heart of the French Quarter. The band comprised of lead vocals and keys player Zach Gill, guitar and vocals Dan Lebowitz, drums David Brogan and bassist Steve Adams.
Upon their recent record release Tangle Of Time, ALO has been on tour promoting their new album. However, at this New Orleans stop, it was a night of nostalgia for the band. They did not focus on their new album, instead, frontman Zach Gill announced into the mic, “we have an eclectic set planned for you guys tonight, and it’s mostly our older songs.”
The most distinguishable part of the evening was when the crowd erupted as ALO transitioned into Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ in the Years.” In that moment, the band and the crowd were interlocking, feeding off of one another for a truly memorable cover. It was a night of total musical freedom, with an interactive relationship between band and audience.
After the band had finished their set, they expectedly came back on for an encore—only unexpectedly, they asked the audience what they’d like to hear. Fans shouted for some of their favorites: “Plastic Bubble! Spectrum! Barbeque!” “We didn’t have any of those on those list,” said Zach Gill, immediately followed by a sad aw-ing in the crowd. “But anything for you guys!”
The night closed with crowd favorites and an incomparable experience for everyone to take home with them. We’re so glad we were in the building Sunday night to witness ALO set a tone of absolute good vibes for the week. We hope to see these guys come back to New Orleans as soon as possible. Be sure to check out their new album as well, Tangle Of Time, on Brushfire Records.
ALO Upcoming Tour Dates
10/21 Exit/In – Nashville, TN*
10/22 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA*
10/23 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC*
11/05 Aggie Theatre – Ft Collins, CO*
11/06 Belly Up – Aspen, CO*
11/07 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO*
12/03 HiFi Music Hall – Eugene, OR
12/04 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
12/05 Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
01/06/16 Jam Cruise, Port of Miami, FL