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Incubus with Badflower and Paris Jackson at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park on 07/28/23

Indianapolis, Indiana

Photos by Laura Fox (LLFoxphotos)

Review by Madisyn Horsley

The crowd was ready for a show as soon as soon as the gates opened at TCU Amphitheater last Friday night. I was personally thrilled to catch Incubus for a third time, and to finally see Badflower and Paris Jackson. Let me assure you, they did not disappoint!

It was a hot one, but once Paris Jackson took the stage the crowd was set to rock and roll. Her raw, authentic indie sound brought me so much nostalgia. I was very impressed by her vocal performance during“Bandaid”. She made the stage her own with her carefree charisma, and I enjoyed watching her make a paper airplane out of the setlist to toss into the crowd. That’s not something you see every day!

After Jackson's set, the crowd was eager for more. Badflower fired up their set with “Don’t Hate Me” and the crowd was energized. I loved every second of

their set. Badflower gave us true punk rock. Not only was the music booming throughout the entire venue, but vocalist Josh Katz made his way to the pit to sing with the fans. They were in your face and truly unforgettable.

For complete coverage of Badflower's set, click here:

After two great openers, I was really looking forward to Incubus' show. There’s something about their sets that make me feel at ease. They continue to grow as performers, and with this being my third time seeing them I can honestly say it was the best. Their energy was immediately deposited into the crowd from the moment Brandon Boyd stepped on the rug (I always love that touch) and lasted until the very end of the night.

After an amazing 17-song set, Incubus gave us an encore with their #1 Spotify hit “Drive,” from the album "Make Yourself," to send us home. What an incredible night!

Incubus is comprised of Brandon Boyd on lead vocals, Mike Einziger on guitar, José Pasillas on percussion, Chris Kilmore on keys synth, and turntables, and Ben Kenney on bass. Since Kenney is still recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumor, Nicole Row of Panic at the Disco was tapped to fill in for this tour. She seemed right at home with the rest of the band.

Incubus' U.S. Summer Tour with Badflower and Paris Jackson continues through the end of August, then the band will hit the festival circuit, ending with Aftershock on November 3. For more info, check out their website:


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