Concert Review: HAIM

Last Saturday night, I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite bands perform live in Chicago’s famed Aragon Ballroom. I have been following HAIM since the song “Honey & I” from their first album Days Are Gone was the free song of the week on iTunes in 2013. I fell in love with their amazing sound that falls somewhere between indie and alternative rock, as well as the fact that the band is comprised of three Southern Californian sisters: Este, Danielle and Alana. These women showed an aptitude for musical instruments at a young age, began touring the indie circuit and now play sold-out shows around the world.

Their most recent album, Something to Tell You, came out in 2017 almost four years after Days Are Gone. Its leading singles “Want You Back” and “Little of Your Love” became instant radio hits and have been streamed almost 50 million times on Spotify.

The Sister Sister Sister Tour show I attended commenced with the opening act, Lizzo, a musician and body-positive activist who really pumped up the crowd. She made a reappearance later to help HAIM serenade a teen girl who had skipped her prom to go to the concert.

During the main portion of the show, HAIM played older songs, starting with “Falling” and “Don’t Save Me” and then moving directly newer material. Sister-banter interspersed their set-list, and the crowd laughed and cheered as Alana claimed that youngest siblings are the best, while Este said older siblings pave the way for the ones that come after them.

Though the American portion of the Sister Sister Sister Tour is almost over, if you have not had the chance to see HAIM live this year or at recent music festivals, like Coachella, I highly recommend checking them out. (Added bonus: the show ended with confetti!)