Foster the People

The Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan, Oct. 20

A buzz electrified the casino hours before the band of the moment would take the stage. And why not? The indie hotshots were getting ready to play the last stop on their I Feel Good tour. Descending upon the Boulevard Pool was a legion of fans. They expected one gigantic dance party, and that’s exactly what they got. In what was a very short but powerful 10-song set, Foster the People grabbed the capacity crowd with “Houdini” and “Miss You,” songs that shot the energy level sky-high—fans jumped, waved hands and sang at the top of their lungs. The band used passionate drumming and heavy synthesizers to bang out nearly all their material, including hyped-up versions of “Broken Jaw” and “Helena Beat.” Finishing in the fashion that was expected, Foster the People returned to the stage after a moment to deliver a spirited rendition of their hipster hit turned mainstream anthem, “Pumped Up Kicks,” welcoming opening act Reptar to join them and close out the show.

Suggested Next Read

The Big Year

Movie Review

The Big Year

By Tribune Media Services

An all-star cast has nothing to work with in this diffident attempt at a birding comedy. Divorcee Brad (Jack Black) dreams of besting the birding record-holder, a contractor (Owen Wilson) who once identified 732 separate species in a “big year.” Steve Martin enters the mix as a competitive industrialist. Brad dives headlong into this world, meeting along the way a fellow obsessive played by Rashida Jones. The script’s so muted, though, that it neglects to make the characters any sort of funny.

DTLV

RunRebs