We Went There: Omni at the 7th Street Entry
One night after a very sold out but sleepy Whitney show, the opposite happened as Atlanta trio Omni came to the 7th Street Entry. The attendance left a bit to be desired, but the band played a high energy, infectious show that filled up the room. There were a half dozen kids at the front of the stage pogoing and singing every word to Omni’s set, and their energy had a spark that 300+ people packed into the Triple Rock the night before could not match.
Omni played most of their debut LP Deluxe and a few songs from their new 7″, and their wispy post-punk had even more a of a jump on stage than it does on record, which is saying something because their album was one of my favorites from last year. Songs like “Wire,” “Afterlife” and “Wednesday Wedding” were explosive live, and the energy from the super fans in front of the stage flowed through the whole crowd. It was one of the most fun shows I’ve seen in a while, and really cemented my belief that Omni are one of the more underrated bands around right now.
Opening the night were local garage pop band Spooky Ghost, who randomly mixed in a over of “El Schorcho” by Weezer between a mix of polished pop songs that seem tailored made for a larger audience. After Spooky Ghost local shoegazers Brilliant Beast brought a wall of My Bloody Valentine referencing sound through their short but commanding set.