Sunday, March 26, 2023

In Photos: Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Live Oak Bank Pavilion

WILMINGTON — Though Tropical Storm Colin rolled in last week to cancel many July 4th happenings in the Cape Fear region, it didn’t halt Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s Saturday night concert.

“The rain didn’t seem to impact the band or the crowd,” photographer Tom Dorgan of MoonFrog Media said. “It was a fun show and the crowd was pretty pumped.”

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Originally from Boone, N.C., RKS has gained popularity over the last few years upon their move to Nashville. Consisting of Ela Melo (lead vocals), Darrick “Bozzy” Keller (guitar, vocals), Ethan Goodpaster (lead guitar, vocals), Charlie Holt (bass, vocals), and Jess Haney (drums), the band performed through 20 tracks from their three albums.

But before they electrified the venue with their indie-rock energy, Knoxville musician Briston Maroney, a former semi-finalist on “American Idol,” opened the show.

Below is the setlist of RKS and Dorgan’s photos of both bands from July 2.


All That and More (Sailboat)
Black and White
Our Song
Goodnight Chicago
When I Call Your Number
Mr. Redundant
Moody Orange
Lady Lie
Love 4 Us
Fever Pitch
Work Out
When It Lands
Devil Like Me
Drop Stop Roll
It’s Called: Freefall
First Class
Cocaine Jesus
That’s My Shit


Possum Queen
Polite Company

Briston Maroney

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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