I had the pleasure of speaking with Jarryd James a little under a year ago at a party put on by Patron. It certainly wasn’t my scene, and based on our interview after his short performance, it did’t really seem like his either. He did a couple songs to a group of half-listening people surrounded by cocktail stations and tapas-style food kiosks. Not the best place to see live music.
So I was thrilled when I saw he’d be playing Metro with Broods just one week after his set at Lollapalooza. He must have made some Chicago fans during that festival set, because the place was pretty packed for him at 7:30 on a Monday night. I don’t know how many in the audience listened to his new record, High, but a lot of them seemed to know the words. Especially when Georgia Nott came out to perform their collab “1000x.”