Neon Indian

NEON INDIAN IN CONCERT:Chillwave pioneers Neon Indian have been dazzling audiences with their sparkling synthpop jams ever since their 2009 debut. Taking the stage as a five-piece, the band creates a stunning cocktail of retro synth textures, lo-fi beats, and live visuals as frontman Alan Palomo keeps audiences moving with dance floor-friendly tracks like "Polish Girl" and "Deadbeat Summer". Veteran performers who've graced the stage at some of the country's best festivals, Neon Indian never fail to impress with their energy and vibe on their must-see tours. BACKGROUND SNAPSHOT:Neon Indian began in 2008 as the bedroom project of frontman Alan Palomo, a Mexico-born, Texas-raised musician who had previously performed as Ghosthustler and VEGA.

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Fan Reviews

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longarche
Despite the heat in the venue, despite the sorry facilities that The Masquerade offers, Neon Indian rocked that house! They always do and I can't wait to see them again!
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Sep 19, 2011
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solitudeisbliss
This set totally blew me away with the amount of energy that radiated from the stage. Everything from the lights to the music was empowering. His stage presence was incredible; there wasn't a moment he stood still. I had the pleasure to meet Alan after the show when he walked out to the front of the venue to greet people. Not only does he put on a great show, but he is one of the most down-to-earth people I've ever met. Totally worth every penny!
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Sep 19, 2011
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moogoogaipan
Enthusiastic crowd, enthusiastic musician, standing right up by the stage, fun upbeat vibe
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Sep 19, 2011
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Anonymous
Really great concert. The openers were great and Neon Indian had a lot of energy. I only wished that they played longer.
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Sep 19, 2011
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turtlebwoi
This was my second time seeing neon indian, alan palomo def. stepped his game up. They add more layers and complexity to the songs live. If you are a neon indian fan you have to see the live performance. Purity Ring was real tight too. Amazing show overall.
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Sep 19, 2011
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Lana2011
Neon Indian definately had a good time playing this show. The bands that played before them were decent but they definitely made up for that. The record bar may be a smaller venue but it made much more exciting
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Sep 19, 2011
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Javaughn
Im 90% sure he was lip singing....the band was full of pretty average musicians....
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Sep 19, 2011
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LamsChild
One of the best shows I've seen! I love Alan!!! Purity Ring and Com Truise were also off the chain!! Loved this night!
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Sep 19, 2011
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Taylor325
Neon Indian has it all. The beats, the performance, don't end up regretting you didn't go
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Sep 19, 2011
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Wolfsschanze
I consider Neon Indian to be one of the best Chillwave artists around, but this show was horrible. Zero crowd interaction, short, bad acoustics/lighting ... will try to forget that I ever attended this concert.
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Sep 19, 2011
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guitar528
I was right up against the stage since Lord Huron played. Lord Huron is a great band, indie, with some reggae. I had not heard of them until this show, but I will definitely be checking them out from now on. They mix was pretty tight, low vocals, but thats because of where I was. Lia Ices was on next. She didn't really fit the genre of all the other bands there, but she was amazing none the less. She has a beautiful voice, and the outfits of everyone in the band were great. All white. Lower Dens was next and they were really good, definitely music to dance to but slow enough where they fit very well after Lia Ices. Wild Nothing was great. Everyone seemed to enjoy them a lot. I personally loved DOM. Their set was rather short, but it was full of energy and it was also their guitarist birthday! Neon Indian was amazing as usual, but they did take a long time to set up (they had tons of equipment). He was playing a theremin and their guitarist had one of the coolest guitars I have ever seen. It had a lcd screen in the guitar that changed and moved during the set. They were really tight. Surfer Blood closed and they were awesome. They really seem to enjoy playing. They played a new song and it was better than their other songs. They were having a lot of fun up there and really interacted with the crowd. The only complaint I had with the show was that some of the set changes took way longer than they should have, but its what I expected
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Mar 19, 2012
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mh00
I loved the show Neon Indian put on. Lots of energy, and they had a nice mix of classics and new material. The projection mapping and depth camera stuff was also really awesome. The paradise's sound system was really boomy and muddy, and didn't have enough high-end. We were stuck on the balcony behind the sound booth since it was so crowded, so maybe it would have sounded better on the floor, but I was pretty disappointed by that.
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Mar 19, 2012
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XRivera20
Computer magic did an awesome job opening up and neon Indian just set the mood with the first song they played, nonstop dancing until the end of their set.
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Mar 19, 2012
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steadyriot
Their show last year was one of my favorites, and this one was even better. More connected and thought out set list, better lights and sound, and the band's performance was a little improved. No popular song was left off, and the light show was great. The venue was very crowded and everyone was pretty into the music
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Mar 19, 2012
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Mcfarry
I definitely liked the live show, but I would have to say I was a little disappointed with the sound system, maybe because of this particular genre of music - I was hoping for more edgy intensity and I guess clearer vocals, but I know Neon Indian is purposely ambient /psychedelic primarily anyways...I don't think I would have paid for three tickets at that price range again, but I love Neon Indian regardless so props to him and his crew! p.s. WISH IT COULD HAVE LASTED UNTIL 1am as well! Felt so short!
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Mar 19, 2012
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TheIncredibleHulk
The paradise is a good place to see a show. Its super cozy and wherever you are, you're going to get a good view of what's happening on stage. The acoustics for Neon Indian were pretty good, not great though. Of course you get what you pay for, and for the price, its hard to complain. As for the music itself, it was different than what I'd heard from his studio material. It was the same songs, but his recorded albums sound heavily produced and really carry that electronic sound. To be honest, I actually prefer Neon Indian's studio music to the live stuff. It was difficult to make out the words when he was singing live, and its my preference, in this context, to have that heavily digitalized feel. It sounds crisper and has a more definitive sound.
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Mar 19, 2012
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Paul12323
Saw them at paradise rock club on 5/11 in Boston. I know paradise is an unusual venue acoustically due to its wide/narrow design, but I've never seen a show with such poor sound mixing. It was loud to the point of being painful, nearly impossible to hear the singer's voice, and overall muddy and distorted. I'm not a die hard fan but I've listened to psychic chasms and a few singles. It's the only concert I can remember walking out of well before the end. Huge disappointment since their recorded stuff is pretty solid.
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Mar 19, 2012
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lapomegranate
All in all a good show. Only a few problems, such as the show was supposed to start at 8 PM, but Purity Ring (the opening act) didn't come out until around 9-9:30, so it was essentially just a packed crowd of annoyed sweaty hipsters just standing around in 80 degree heat for about an hour and a half. When Purity Ring did come out though, it was glorious music. Another problem (and this may have been due to our location right in front of the stage) was that the reverb from the speakers was so magnified that you could just barely hear her wonderful voice. Next, Neon Indian came out and killed it just as well. Played a lot of their hits, although I was disappointed that they didn't play Era Extrana. They almost didn't play Should Have Taken Acid With You until the encore. Near the end, Alan Palomo did a nice little crowd surf (didn't get too far from the stage though), which prompted a couple of brave kids to do the same. Palomo's a small guy (love him for that) but makes up for it with some nice moves on stage. Great show!
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Mar 19, 2012
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sdondonosing
The band was so much fun! The opener, Purity Ring, was excellent too.
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Mar 19, 2012
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Anonymous
It is very rare that I go to a concert and enjoy the opening act as much as the headliner. However, In this case, Purity Ring opening for Neon Indian was an exception. Purity Ring's performance blew me away. That is to say, Neon Indian was great too! It was almost expected for them to have a great performance. I guess it was a culmination of two amazing performances that made this concert so great for me.
Masquerade - Atlanta, GA - Mon, Mar 19, 2012
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Anonymous
Absolutely incredible from start to finish. Simple as that. Go and see Purity Ring and Neon Indian if you ever have the chance.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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PinkFannyPack
Great beats, fun time, Good show. Lots of danceability. Nice atmosphere of cool people in a cool venue.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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Anonymous
I left before Neon Indian took the stage. I paid full price admission just to see Purity Ring and they did not disappoint. Nice synthy hip-hop beats set against Megan James' pixy-sweet voice. Add in an intimate venue and Purity Ring's effective yet minimalist light show, it all made for a great night. A+
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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Anonymous
Fantastic show - Neon Indian delivered as always. A fantastic sound, in a great venue
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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ypeet
It isn't often that a band you love comes into town to put on a Saturday night performance so I was beyond stoked when I saw Neon Indian would be here on a Saturday; however, I would have been better off not seeing them live. The show began around 9 pm and by 10:10 pm I was walking to my car and that was after a multiple song encore. They kept asking for "energy" and "Houston to move", but crowds feed off of performances. It is the band's job to provide the energetic performance and then we can give it back. You can't just nod your head, throw on neon lights and expect a crowd to be full of energy, but that is exactly what Neon Indian did. The sound was messy, the microphone kept kicking back and the performance was short for a multi-album released band. I wish I hadn't seen them live, because I respected them so much more prior to Saturday.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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green211
I'm a huge fan of Neon Indian, but their show was a disappointment! I might as well just have been in my room listening to their CD because there was nothing special about their performance. The lights were average and they failed to really interact with the crowd. Also they didn't sound very good at all! I saw them first at Free Pres Summer Fest and I liked them but they haven't really improved much since then. Seeing them for the second time as a headliner I was expecting them to give a better performance. Also the concert was very short they were only on stage for maybe a little over an hour. However the opening act Purity Ring was AMAZING. They had amazing instruments that would light up in sync with the music and the singers vocals. I could tell they were very passionate about their music. This was my first time hearing them and I was impressed.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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ncl211
The show was unreal. We danced and raved all night it was truly amazing! Purity Ring killed it, too!
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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patrickstar94
Everyone was wearing neon colors and painted faces and feathers covered the floor. The opener (Purity Ring) was absolutely fantastic with their light-setup and their drum set. When neon came out, we obviously went ballistic and there were balloons thrown up for a group-effort volley fest. Their set was somewhat shorter than what I was expecting but other than that, Neon Indian was absolutely fabulous. I'm so glad I went!
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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cieltabris
Neon Indian did not fail to please! Their tempo was right, Alan hit his notes, the stage was fun to watch, the band was excited to be there.. It would have gotten five stars if not for the weird venue. Some of the employees at the bar were rude, but maybe they didn't expect that many people to show up. Also, Purity Ring was fantastic, and Com Truise was good but a little too chill for that kind of show.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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MomoChic
The opening were pretty cool, especially Com Truise....Neon Indian was sooo awesome. Every song, the lights, every performance was worth seeing.
Webster Hall - New York, NY - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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Anonymous
I really like Neon Indian, but the sound/mixing was really poor.
Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA - Thu, Oct 20, 2011
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Pammmaaaaah
This show was awwesome. Neon Indian's new album is the best and they just rocked the show!
Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA - Thu, Oct 20, 2011
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nycskater
awesome lighting, sound, and energy during the entire show. Show was moving and memorable
Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA - Thu, Oct 20, 2011
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Anonymous
The band itself is great but WEBSTER HALL main stage has really bad acoustics.
Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA - Thu, Oct 20, 2011
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saber909
I've seen Neon Indian a few times at smaller venues and they need to up their performance level a bit as they take on larger stages as a headliner. They work as a festival band filler, but as a main act they need some more theatrics/ lighting to gain a wider audience. Their performance with The Project Room was great and they need something more on that level.
Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA - Thu, Oct 20, 2011
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Anonymous
Pretty different from the recorded versions, but still very great
Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA - Thu, Oct 20, 2011
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groovyvibes
10/21 at webster hall was amazing! Purity Ring was dark and fun, reminded me of a spooky but fun halloween set. Which is totally appropriate for the time of year. Com Truise surprised me, the crowd was really chill and just having a lot of fun during their set. and then Neon Indian .. minus some overly sexed teens, the crowd was great and extremely energized throughout the whole show. there weren't any dull moments. the band put on a really seamless show. Really great vibes throughout the whole venue. Polish girl was amazing. The light show was great. Probably my favorite show at webster hall thus far.
Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA - Thu, Oct 20, 2011
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Otero324
Neon Indian finally returned to Websterhall. The event was simple, a great performance and a great crowd. Neon Indian is a top notch group but if the want to enter the sphere of the stars the need to increase the quality of their music; that will make them famous.
Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA - Thu, Oct 20, 2011
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steadyriot
Neon Indian was great. His songs translate very well to the full band experience. Half of the songs played were very pop and dance oriented and the other half were a little slower and focused on cool sounds and noises. They had an amazing light show considering the size of the venue. Probably the best Ive seen at a small-mid size venue. Only thing keeping it from 5 stars was the length of the show and Alan didn't bring his Theremin The opening bands were good as well though basically just played songs out of a speaker and messed with echo/delay.
Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA - Thu, Oct 20, 2011
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