Watching a group of musicians grow together as a band is one of the coolest things to watch in the music industry. From playing tiny local shows, opening for rad bands, and playing your own sold out headlining tour shows – the journey is just as fun and rewarding for the band as it is for the fans.
Originating from Boston, Magic Man (not to be confused with the hit single by classic rock band, Heart) is a five-piece indie alt-pop group that has gone through these transitions as gracefully as any band could. Nearly two hours before show time, there was already a line that wrapped around 2nd Avenue in downtown Seattle. The line consisted of mostly teens, young adults, and even a handful kids around the age of 12. Despite the blazing hot summer night, fans lined up with gifts for the band, and chowed on pizza from the pizza bar next door to help fuel them for a night of high-energy music and grooves on the dance floor. The youthfulness of the Magic Man crowd was likely largely due to the fact that the band has toured with a few newer school bands such as New Politics, Panic! At The Disco, and Walk the Moon.
The quintet started out with a bang, and kept the energy level high throughout the entire set. As soon as “Too Much” began, the sold out crowd of The Crocodile came together in a synchronized jump to the super dance-able beats and extremely catchy synth licks. Fan favorites such as “Apollo,” “Texas,” and “Paris” sounded even better in person with 550 of your closest music-loving friends. Lead vocals from Alex Caplow were spot on, while the band complimented perfectly with their playing style and synchronicity of the driving beats their music exudes. They concluded their set by playing “Dancing in the Dark” as an encore, and the crowd went crazy for it!
If you have never seen this band live, you can expect a good time, a night full of feel-good music and dancing!