When the opportunity came to see Cage the Elephant for the second time this year, you know I wasn’t going to miss it. They put out so much energy during their performance, that they keep the fans going through their entire list of songs for the night.

The Nights We Stole Christmas is a three night concert event from WKQX Chicago (101.1 FM). This was night two and it was sold out (of course).

Weathers, a new band out of Los Angeles, kicked off the evening.  I had seen them perform at Lollapalooza in July, where I first heard their single, “Happy Pills”. I’m looking forward to the release of their debut album from RCA Records.

Catfish and the Bottlemen was the second band to hit the stage that night. At this point, the crowd was packed and couldn’t wait to hear songs from the British indie-band. My favorite song is their well known hit, “Kathleen”.

Even after moving along to the music of Weathers and Catfish and the Bottlemen, I was anxious and excited to see Cage the Elephant close the evening. As usual, they did not disappoint. When you talk about energy being contagious, this is the band that will do it for the crowd. There is no way that someone can stand still to their songs – no matter if it’s upbeat or mellowed down. Cage the Elephant creates movement, and you want to mirror what they’re putting out there.

Click the links to see the evening’s set lists:

Cage the Elephant

Catfish and the Bottlemen