The Australian pop rock group known as, Lime Cordiale, embarked on a nine date USA tour, with their stop in Chicago, being their first time ever in the Windy City.
Wednesday, July 13th, at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, a group of about 50 people arrived early and anxiously waited at the venue's bar before doors even opened to rush in and get the best spot in the venue since the concert was sold out. Tommy Newport opened up the night, with his dreamy pop/alternative music. Movie Screen and American Scam were songs that stood out. Despite his songs on record being produced to sound a bit more electronic, his music translated extremely well in a live setting.
Finally, it was time for Lime Cordiale, that consists of brothers Louis and Oli Leimbach as well as touring members; Felix Bornholdt, James Jennings, and Nicholas Polovineo, to join in on the fun. They walked out, greeted the crowd, greeted each other, and got down to it. Being an Australian act in a big city, brought out the fans from their home country living in the US. The Liembach brothers told the crowd that despite having a German last name, and living in Australia, they also happened to have an American passport due to having an American father, which led them to their song Ticks Me Off. They played an extensive 14 song set which included Hanging Upside Down, Money, and Robbery.
Playing to 500 people on their first time in Chicago, shows just how great and charismatic this band truly is, definitely worth your time and money for when they announce another North American tour and let's hope they just continue getting bigger and bigger. A Lime Cordiale concert is truly an experience like no other.
Review/Photo By: Heriberto Gallegos