On Tuesday, April 5th, I attended the Cavetown concert at The Factory in Deep Ellum on behalf of KTCU. The show was completely sold out, with a smiling crowd packed from wall to wall. Addison Grace and Tessa Violet were the openers, who both put on fantastic sets. All three artists projected an overall tone of extreme acceptance.
Addison Grace played a simple set; just them, their laptop, and guitars. Tessa Violet came out with short yellow locks, wearing a sparkly bodysuit that shimmered in the stage lights. Her energy was infectious, never letting the crowd dull. As they were setting up for Cavetown, it was heartwarming as I looked out into the audience to see friends reuniting and people being 100% themselves.
After finishing their first song, Cavetown’s front man, Robbie, said Dallas is always his favorite city to perform in. He blessed the crowds’ ears by playing their new song called “Frog,” during which fans threw stuffed animal frogs onto the stage. Robbie picked one up, named it James, and had him sitting up on stage for the rest of the concert. Tessa Violet came back out to sing “Smoke Signals” with Robbie and it was amazing to see two of the acts perform together. Following the end of their last song, the crowd pleaded for an encore. Cavetown responded with a performance of their number one song, “Devil Town.” I think everyone went home happy that night from the evening of great music