Photography & Words by: Adam R. Harrison

Toronto’s REBEL Nightclub became a host of the Sacred Hearts Club when Foster the People shared their latest collection of indie dance pop rock tunes with their youthful members Thursday night.  The trio from Los Angeles opened their 90-minute set with “Pay the Man,” the opening track on their third record Sacred Hearts Club, which was also illuminated behind them in large neon light cursive.

Whoever said kids no longer know how to dance to rock n’ roll has never been to a Foster the People show because the youth were shakin’ a leg Thursday night, especially for hit tunes like “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls),” “Coming of Age,” and “Call It What You Want.” The young crowd also got the opportunity to rock out in perhaps the absolute climax of FTP’s set when they effortlessly transitioned from “Lotus Eater” to a classic cover of The Ramones‘ “Blitzkrieg Bop.”

Singer & front man, Mark Foster, sounded like a million bucks and indistinguishable from their records. He delivered the goods all night which of course included FTP’s smash hit “Pumped Up Kicks” near the conclusion of their main set. Foster the People returned for a two-song encore, ending the night with the unconventional new track “Loyal Like Sid & Nancy.” Leaving all the newest members of Sacred Hearts satisfied until the next club meeting.

Foster the People


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