My streak of catching the last days of tours has continued.
New project I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, from Dallon Weeks, former bassist of Panic at the Disco, and Ryan Seaman, who used to drum for Falling in Reverse and Icon For Hire, played the last date of their most recent tour up here in Minneapolis at The Fine Line downtown.
The biggest question I had after leaving the venue this night was “why did it take me so long to listen to these guys?” They both are favorite of mine musically. But, better to get into a band at some point rather than never. Because IDKHow are a two piece band, it’s hard for me to not compare them to Royal Blood. But where Royal Blood is more of a straight up rock band, IDKHow is more funky, poppy, and kind of old 80’s style rock. Both are good for different reasons.
The unfortunate part of the night was I don’t think the name started off their set the best. It all sounded fine, but it wasn’t until a handful of songs in that I started to get into it and it went from a kind of ordinary show, to one that I started thinking “hey these guys are actually really good and have something special going.” Dallon Weeks isba great front man, both funny and charming and able to easily control the room of mostly teenagers. Ryan Seaman was a beast of the drums as always, but it was really nice to see some more of his own personality shine here, when he was kinda relegated to the back the other times I’ve seen him.
Any time a band can get a crowd to break into a cover of Backstreet Boys “I Want It That Way” in the middle of a monologue, I have the utmost respect for them. That’ll be something that I’ll be remembering for quite awhile for the rest of this year and the type of brilliance that will make me want to see them again if they come back here.