Time passed so slowly at the Bootleg Bar in Silverlake on Saturday, ironic facial hair seemed to be actively growing. It was a late night and a late start for local up-and-comers Airlines — who were opening for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Walk the Moon[/lastfm] (whom I’ve praised here before).
The endless set-up for L.A.-natives intricate, eclectic array of knobs, keyboards and laptop backtracking pushed the concert past my bedtime. Not surprisingly, my bedtime got its socks blown off by an amazing set from the Locals Only and Jonesy’s Jukebox favorites.
Unique and engaging, equal parts fascinating and just plain…strange, Airlines ripped into their 40 minute set Saturday night looking like seasoned pros, their washed out synths and electronics mixing with the standard guitars, bass and drums. A prime example of most of their set was the “chillwave” aesthetics of “Burial Grounds”, which easily could have been placed in an 80’s or early 90’s movie soundtrack: