Ain’t no rest for Cage The Elephant – it seems to be the band’s motto during each performance. Those who visited Jazz Fest 2018 could see with their own eyes that these rockers use every inch of the scene and moreover they share a huge amount of energy with audience!
Moments after Matt Schultz hit the stage to lead Cage The Elephant’s headlining New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival spot on the Gentilly Stage, he hocked a big old loogie and spit it straight into the air.
He caught it, by the way, right on the chin, and he turned his face toward his screaming audience with a maniacal, gleeful grin.
It looked strange, but impressive. And next hour of punk rock form Cage The Elephant was on this very tone. Leader of the band can really be named as one of the most dynamic performers: take your eyes off him just for a second and when you turn back he will for sure be on the other end of the scene! Cage The Elephant’s eponymous first studio album gave the band some of its most radio-friendly hits with “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” and “In One Ear,” both of which were met Saturday (May 5) with shout-singing, writhing fans.
And what do you think how the audience reacted on this show? All was energetic as well as the rock-band, jumping, dancing, singing loud. It was one of best performances of Jazz Fest 2018 with old and new hits of the band.
Before the band brought everything to a crashing conclusion (literally, they destroyed some of their equipment), Schultz put his lips close to his silver microphone.
“We’re all human beings. Music brings us all together for a common experience that all relates you,” he said.
“I don’t know. Just random jokes.”