Concert Review: Call Security at the Red Room 

DSC_0361The first thing that comes to mind when someone says “Call Security” probably isn’t the Providence, RI based alt-rock band. Call Security, a growing band, didn’t appear on my radar until their single “Small Talk” popped onto my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist a few months ago. During the song’s 3 minutes and 15 seconds, I became entranced by this band and their energy. On July 20th, I was fortunate enough to see Call Security for the first time at the 200-capacity Red Room in Boston at the Berklee School of Music. It was my first time at this venue and I had no idea what to expect at such an intimate show. The stagnant crowd moved closer and became more alive once the opening act, Migrant Motel, took the stage. The two-piece band had great energy and got the room excited for Call Security. When Call Security took the stage, they opened with their new song “Sandcastles. Ben Scheibel is an incredible frontman between his impeccable vocals and his jumping around on stage to excite the crowd; he had the entire room dancing along before the first song was over. Tucker Jennings killed it on the drums while Tim Brown delivered impressive bass lines. Peter Keller’s versatile guitar skills are enough to make any guitarist jealous. The set continued with “Keepsake” and my personal favorite, “Eggshells.” One of the most striking moments was during “Already Gone,” when Ben’s raw emotion felt tangible. During the bridge of the song, I looked out the window of the room and saw Boylston Street illuminated by the city lights and the passing cars. That scene combined with the passionate performance created an amazing atmosphere that enhanced the experience. The rest of the set consisted of “Leave It,” “Thorn & Tides,” “Lead Me On,” “For the Better,” a cover, and ended with their most popular song, “Small Talk.” The encore was a medley of covers including Neon Tree’s “Everybody Talks” and the Isley Brothers’ “Shout.” Call Security somehow ended the show with even more energy than they started with, a feat which I thought was impossible. They showed no signs of being tired, instead, they were all jumping around and looking genuinely happy. Even the audience was tired and sweating from dancing to their set.

 

Written and Photographed by: Elizabeth Wiltshire

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