Following their 102º Coachella performance last Friday, Neon Indian made a stop Tuesday night at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Playing to a packed house, the openers included Lemonade with their heavy bass riffs and just recently added to tour, Silent Diane.

Halfway through Lemonade’s bass intensive set that shook the walls and floor of the historic venue, I spotted Alan Palomo (lead singer of Neon Indian) make his way into the crowd. Most of the concert-goers didn’t even notice the singer of the headlining band standing next to them, including the group of fans who lined up hours earlier to get that coveted front row spot. It’s always humbling to see performers come out of hiding from backstage to admire the opening acts.

Bringing energy to the stage, Neon Indian kicked off their first headlining set at The Fillmore with tracks off their 2011 album, Era Extrana, followed by fan favorites “Polish Girls” and “Deadbeat Summer.” Keyboardist and vocalist Leanne Macomber, and drummer Jason Faries helped bring the heavy synth sounds to life. The red and blue lights, along with the handcrafted alien-like smoke machine took you to a place far from this world. Palomo and his band took to the stage for their encore and delighted all with “Should Have Taken Acid With You.”

-Written and photographed by Maggie Percell Corwin

Get an aural taste of Neon Indian’s “Polish Girl.”