No matter how infrequently they play together, Los Angeles-based indie supergroup the Rescues turns out a crowd of enthusiastic supporters every time they take the stage.
It's not hard to understand why -- the four-piece outfit features musicians who are all talented on multiple instruments, striking gorgeous vocal harmonies on each of their catchy, heartfelt tracks that expertly blend alternative rock with indie singer-songwriter charm.
The band's contagious camaraderie was on full display Monday night, when the group reunited for special back-to-back performances at Room 5 Music in Los Angeles -- an intimate concert venue above a restaurant with an uncertain future, as both have recently been sold.
In an impressive 90-minute set, which was the group's second performance of the night, the band played the bulk of its latest album, Blah Blah Love and War, sprinkling in good-natured jibes at bandmates, dedications to the partners of fans who couldn't make the show, and a healthy dose of snark.
The Advocate was at the show and captured video of several tracks, a pair of which you can watch below. The songs selected prominently feature band member Adrianne Gonzales (seated on the far right), an out lesbian who is also a solo artist, performing, painting, writing, and directing music videos under the name AG.
The remaining Rescues are each talented vocalists, including pianist Gabriel Mann, ukelele and bass player Kyler England, and guitarist, bassist, and general funnyman Rob Giles.
Watch the band perform its anthem to romantic miscommunication in "You're Not Listening" below, followed by a track that puts the artists' vocal prowess on display -- the a cappella "My Heart With You."
"You're Not Listening":
"My Heart With You":
For a bonus, find out what makes Gonzales "Wanna Be Your Man" in this stirring rendition of the Beatles classic.
Photos by Justin Higuchi