You may remember our article last week about the unique, new app Thrillcall. For those who are still unfamiliar with this app, Thrillcall lets the user keep track of the thousands of shows happening in this city every week. If you happen to spot an exclusive music event that you’re interested in, this app lets you purchase the ticket conveniently via your cell phone. That’s right; no more carrying tickets and printed pieces of paper. Thrillcall is easy AND green.
Thrillcall hosted their launch party at The Box recently and attendees were able to try out their app-purchased tickets at the event, which boasted acts Ra Ra Riot and Lissy Trullie.
The Box provided a slick ambiance that almost mirrored a small opera house – except with a stripper pole in a room secluded by red velvet curtains (that remained surprisingly empty during the entire party). After an hour of setting up the crowd with free, trendy slap-bands that read “Thrillcall” and supplying unlimited libations, Lissy Trullie took the stage.
Lissy Trullie is riding on the heels of just releasing her self-titled album on Downtown Records and played majority of it to an engaged crowd. The waifish singer/songwriter, whose sound imitated a mix of garage-rock and Velvet Undergound, packed more noise and musical logistics with only a back-up band of three than most bands that are compiled of five or six members. An impressive 40-minute set, Lissy was the only artist that night to acknowledge the new, convenient app.
Ra Ra Riot was the obvious crowd pleaser, igniting cheers as singer Wes Miles took the stage. The indie band with the cult following played all the crowd pleasers in a short set. Miles acknowledged the time constraint, urging fans to get crazy, exclaiming “This is a short set, so let’s make the most of it!” The band has been quiet with new music for a bit, but you would never know from their performance and fan enthusiasm.
Thrillcall’s launch party was seemingly sold out and bursting with energy and for much good reason: with an app this easy and fun, what’s not to celebrate?
Photo courtesy of baeblemusic.com.