Krewella - Club Cinema, Pompano Beach - January 25

Categories: Concert Review
The two sisters, Jahan and Yasmine, and producer Rain Man looked like they were having the time of their life, dressed in black from head to toe. They take turns controlling the music and working the mic, sometimes jumping out to the front of the stage to sing along with their tracks and show love to their absolutely adoring fans.

"Everyone single person in this goddamn place needs to touch the sky," Yasmine shouted into the mic as Jahan pulled up "Breathe," a collaborative track they wrote with Skrillex. Purple and green lasers shot through the room as hands furiously shot up from front to back.

By 1 a.m. they broke out "Killing It," the song that made them famous just about a year ago. To say they've come a long way since early 2012 is clearly an understatement. Girls went crazy on shoulders and camera phones emerged from every corner. There was not one inch of unused space.

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Photo by Alex Markow
"Who the fuck is sweaty out there?" The crowd screamed as Flosstradamus' "Original Don" remix boomed through the PA. But no drop seemed more custom-made for the night than the eventual, almost necessary Skrillex rework of "Cinema."

A couple dancing girls took up duty in front of the flashing flood lights. The crowd exploded, singing along to Krewella's "Alive." Rain Man came out from behind the decks to spray the revelers with smoke.

"Make some noise if you feel it right now," one of the girls screamed into the mic. They cut the music and let the crowd sing along to the track before bringing it in for a hard finish.

"Thank you so fucking much," they cried, but already the chants for one more song were bubbling up. Not a group to leave their fans hanging, they got back behind the decks and gave it to them just like they wanted with a hard remix of "One More Minute."

Some stagehands broke out a t-shirt cannon and sent black tees flying. The girls grabbed their mics and headed for the front of the stage, singing along with their song, jumping up and down and getting the place really live before jumping out for a crowd surf. They only got out like, two feet before security helped them back up, faces beaming.

They told the crowd to "Come and Get It," then reiterated their love for their crazy fans, taking a few minutes to give high-fives and hugs to the front rows.

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Photo by Alex Markow
And there was one more surprised for one very special fan. A girl was led to the front of the decks, looking surprised.

"Happy fuckin' birthday, Brittany," Jahan said before smashing the girl's face with cake and licking it off. After that, local DJ XTC took control and the announcer promised music until 4 a.m. But we pretty much high tailed it home because, well, once you're ignored for an hour, it's kind of hard to get into the PLUR mentality.

At least Krewella brought the pain.

Critic's Notebook

Personal Bias:
It's not very nice to laugh in the face of a reporter who's just trying to do her job. It's even worse to oversell tickets in the hundreds, cheating kids out of $30 and a good time.

The Crowd: Well, half of them were outside.

Setlist Highlights:
-"Play Hard"
-"Atom"
-"Booty Bounce"
-"Ghosts N Stuff"
-"One More Minute"
-"Rattle / In The House" mashup
-"Masta Blasta"
-"Summit"
-"Breathe"
-"Killin It"
-"Original Don"
-"Cinema"
-"Jah No Partial"
-"Alive"
-"One More Minute" remix
-"Come and Get It"



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Club Cinema

3251 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, FL

Category: Music

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