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Lake Street Dive is a four-member force to be reckoned with that has been performing
since early 2005. Formed by a group of college friends at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts,
the band consists of Rachael Price, the lead singer and guitar player; Mike Calabrese on drums; Bridget Kearney on bass and
vocals and Mike Olson on guitar and vocals. Lake Street Dive is well-known for their alternative style mixed with pop and
indie influences and distinct jazz additions, making their style of music very unique. Lake Street Dive, like many bands of
its ilk, has developed a specific concert type based on its progression and the influences that have affected it.
Originally formed to submit a song to the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the band's focus was on a jazz music
style in 2005. They won the contest and used the prize money to record their very first CD later on in 2006. After a hiatus
from studio recording, the band released yet another CD in 2011. During this time, their fame had grown substantially, with
calls for performances all over the United States and overseas. In 2013, they finished out the year having played over 150
performances, many of which were in the US, but international performances were not alien to them. Though the band is based
in Brooklyn, they have performed in over 50 cities in the United States and in areas of Europe. During the time of their rise
to notoriety, they became well-known on YouTube for their performances of various original and cover songs, some of which
earned them the attention of many more fans, causing their performances to grow.
It is clear in
many of their upbeat songs that the the Beatles played a major role in the formation of Lake Street Dive's musical progression.
Their name comes from the street in Olson's home town that featured many bars, which were the first type of venue where the
band performed. Much of their musical style and influences have come from their performances at such dive locations, making
them more of a grassroots band than a mainstream group.
The band is scheduled to perform many
more shows in 2014, which will feature many of their old classics, as well as a constantly budding discography of covers and
original songs. Lake Street Dive's performances are often spontaneous and fun for all of the audience, as they like to keep
things fresh and original. Those seeking Lake Street Drive tickets will quickly see during concerts that the group is intent
on ensuring that the audience has a good time and gets plenty of bang for their buck. The band is also personable and down-to-earth,
making them much easier to listen to, as there is no air of pretension around their performances. A Lake Street Dive concert
is not only enjoyable for fans of the band, but it's a fantastic way to usher in a new appreciation for music that is not
Lake Street Dive named their band from the old dives they started out performing at when
the band first formed. While it may not seem like the classiest of origin stories, both Price and Kearney were in choirs at
a young age, and the entire band had some sort of classical training before joining Lake Street Drive.
band's major releases include "In This Episode" in 2006, "Promises, Promises" in 2007, "Live at the Lizard Lounge" in 2010,
"Lake Street Dive" in 2011, "Fun Machine" in 2012, and "Bad Self Portraits" in 2014.