The Virgins @ Mercury Lounge

April 24, 2008

It’s not easy to get a crowd excited on a school night, but The Virgins did just that on Wednesday at the Mercury Lounge. Sporting gear they may have picked up at Salvation Army on the way to the show, dudes rocked a full house, burning through tracks from their recent EP, as well as a few songs I hadn’t heard before. Each one was on point with funky basslines and sharp guitar riffs.

The crowd was equally intriguing. Let’s put it this way, if you want to meet a hipster chick, go to a Virgins show. Although the audience showed lots of love and the band was genuinely appreciative, I wish kids would’ve been a little more willing to dance…but how much can you really expect with the hipster set.

Their performance was short, just shy of an hour, but The Virgins showed why they just might be the new face of the Downtown rock scene. Here’s a live version of “Rich Girls.” Funky fresh:


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