Popular Indie Pop Band Embarks on Tour


It does not cost millions of dollars to go Mars! For me, it only cost $33. Judah and the Lion’s Going to Mars tour came to the Orpheum on March 6. Opening for them was Tall Heights and Colony House.

Talk Heights is a band of two guys from Boston. Tim Harrington is the vocalist and guitarist and Paul Wright plays the cello and sings as well. Before they toured, they made money to help fund their EPs by playing on the streets of their hometowns. Tall Heights brought tons of energy to the stage for their show, and hopefully they will return to do it again.

The second opener was Colony House. The band, made up of three brother from Tennessee, has a sound similar to U2 and Cold War Kids. Colony House also put on an energetic show, spinning hits like “You Know It” and “Silhouettes.” Their passion for their music got the crowd off of their feet and dancing before the main band even performed.

Finally, Judah and the Lion came onstage, but not without first playing the soundtrack from Interstellar to prepare the audience for an out of this world experience. Judah and the Lion is a band that the members formed straight out of college. Their goal was to combine pop, folk, hip hop and rock music. Folk Hop N’ Roll, their second album which features the hit “Take It All Back,” easily demonstrates a wide variety of sound in every song.

The band features an accordion player and banjo player, as well as a keyboard player, guitarist, bass player and drummer. The banjo often got a chance to shine during songs like “Suit and Jacket” and “Green Eyes,” whereas the rock-and-roll aspect dominate in “Reputation.” Judah and the Lion also performed their tour title song, “Going to Mars” and even brought out their opener to help perform the timeless classic “Mr. Brightside.”

The band’s love of music was evident throughout the show, and each member brought their own energy and skills to the table to make for an unforgettable show. Judah and the Lion’s performance was truly remarkable.