Atlas Genius Perform New Music While the Kooks Bring Back Their Classics in Central Park
Atlas Genius and the Kooks combined their forces and their fan bases to play an explosive show at Central Park on Wednesday night (June 24) as part of the City Parks Foundation's annual SummerStage series.
New York outfit Joywave kicked things off and warmed up the crowd before Atlas Genius took the stage and jumped right into their set. They performed songs from their first record, 2013's When It Was Now, as well as the upcoming Inanimate Objects, which is set for release Aug. 28. via Warner Bros. Records.
The Aussie act played a number of tracks from the new album including "Refugee" and "Stockholm" as well as an electrified cover of Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)." Frontman Keith Jeffery riled up the crowd whenever he walked to the edge of the stage, but things went mental when he hopped off the platform and started performing from the pit.
While there was no jumping off stage for the Kooks, frontman Luke Pritchard showed his appreciation for the energetic crowd with a few bows before grabbing his guitar to start the set. The U.K. rock outfit performed songs from their latest album, Listen, including "Around Town," "Sweet Emotion" and "Down." Although the new material sounded great, it was when they played classics like "Ooh La" and "She Moves in Her Own Way" that they really came alive.
Check out photos from the show below.