Pub Rock is a teeny tiny little venue, but half of it is still a bar, so that's nice. The back of the room has TVs so that you can see the stage, but the only downside was that if anyone looks directly into the camera, they turn into zombies. The opener, Pattern is Movement, were exceedingly dull and boring. Even though it is just a drummer and a keyboarder/singer, they had little to offer in terms of "music". The singer covered a D'Angelo song complete with falsetto, but it wasn't nearly enough. I really can't appreciate live music if it sounds like gibberish.
Alex Shaaf was sitting at the table next to us throughout the opening performance, and I was very tempted to try and sneak a quick selfie with him, but he was talking with some people, and I didn't want to seem rude. But I thought it was cool that he was just chilling until it was his turn. Speaking of, Yellow Ostrich soundcheck'd and then left the stage, and that's just a horrible way to stall for time. If you're already on the stage, then stay there. (This is also the reason I hate encores.) Alex was full of energy and was pretty vibrant, but I couldn't get over how melancholy the bass player was. Poor guy. They played a great mix of songs, but I regret not listening to their new album Cosmos more before the show. I had a hard time getting into the music because I couldn't really sing along. But I garner enjoyment through osmosis, and the crowd was thoroughly excited. My only disappointment was that they didn't sing Morgan Freeman's Selected Filmography because that song is the tits.