Beyond The Stage caught alternative pop-rock band The Millenium at their show at Chicago’s Subterranean on October 6th. The band opened for Chicago’s own Nobody Move alongside Cup Check, Arvia, and Kickbox. Being the only out-of-towners on the show, The Millenium brought something a little different to the line-up before even beginning their set.
Kicking off with their song “Ghost Town,” The Millenium plowed through an eight song set beginning with the majority of 2014’s It’s So Much Friendlier With Two EP. The band, composed of Matt Hasenmueller, Kyle Featherstone, and Kyle Culver, captivated the small stage with energy that proved they could have easily headlined the show.
After playing four of the five songs from It’s So Much Friendlier With Two, the band’s set turned into a dance party as they covered Jason Derulo’s hit single “Want To Want Me;” a move that left not a single body in the crowd standing still before performing a new song titled “Now Passion Now.”
The Millenium ended their set with what was introduced to the crowd as “How we usually start our set,” with a carefully put together introduction sequence leading up to the band’s most popular song, “Take Me.” The set ended on a high note thanks to audience participation in the song’s chorus, exclaiming “Come on, come on, come on, a little closer.”
The band’s full setlist was as follows:
- Ghost Town
- Garnish Our Love
- No Knocks Tonight
- Not Enough Rain
- Want To Want Me (Cover)
- Charlie Brown (Cover)
- Now Passion Now (new song)
- Take Me
The Millenium will be hitting the road again this November with Carter Hulsey and Kiernan McMullan. If the tour is coming to your town, you won’t want to miss it! Dates can be found below: