Cake @ The Troubadour 02/18/11
One thing is for certain, Los Angeles loves Cake. With four back-to-back sold-out Troubadour shows, the band that gave us any number of rock anthems ("Jolene", "The Distance", and "I Will Survive" come to mind) is back on tour in support of their latest full-length, Showroom of Compassion. Last night the band started their mini LA residency to a packed house of diehard fans, proving that the band is all that we remembered - irreverent, ballsy, and Don't-Take-Yourself-Too-Seriously good fun. After the second song John McCrea turned to the crowd, which seemed equal parts parents and their kids, and said, "Thank you for coming to our show, and thank you for remembering we exist". If the number of folks unironically screaming the lyrics "And much did you pay for your rock'n'roll t-shirt/that proves you were there, that you heard of them first" while in head-to-toe Cake paraphernalia was any indication, they never forgot.