On September 18th I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Porij perform live at Thekla and to be completely honest, it was absolutely incredible. However, before I get ahead of myself, let’s start with the support acts. Firstly, 1-800-Girls provided an absurdly electric vibe to start off the night to with chilled beats that you could feel resonating deep within your soul. A top tier DJ I can fully recommend keeping an eye on for future gigs, a must for me to see again at least. Shortly after 1-800-Girls were Jacana People, a duo that, frankly, I’ve never heard of in my life; but what a shame it is that I haven’t. Another perfect supporting act, helping get the crowd excited and build up a vibe stronger than an army of steroid filled body builders.
Now we come to our main act, the group we all want to hear about; Porij. All I can say is “Holy Heck” because Porij themselves are possibly the best band I’ve ever seen live. Every single song was complete and total perfection, every last word, every last beat and every last chord was performed as if by angels foretelling the coming of some unborn messiah. Without a shadow of a doubt, I can say that you must, at some point in your life, go and see Porij live. Travel however far you have to; overcome whichever obstacles get in your way; pay however much you must; you just have to see Porij perform at some point, otherwise there will be a deep, dark pit in your soul that simply cannot be filled. I simply cannot stress the fact enough, that Porij have been the single greatest band I have ever seen live, and I personally think any reader will be frankly idiotic to not even attempt to see them.