Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence showed the Bay Area on Friday why their house and garage duo Disclosure is currently one of the hottest acts touring today.
During their performance at the Greek Theatre, the duo effortlessly navigated a lengthy set that culminated with a guest appearance by Sam Smith.
The show, billed as a “Wild Life Party,” started with sets by Bishop Nehru, Kaytranada, along with San Francisco favorites DirtyBird’s Claude Von Stroke and Justin Martin.
Once Disclosure began, the crowd quickly responded to the energetic track “F is for You” and ignited for “When A Fire Starts To Burn.” Square video boards floated behind the stage, showcasing glowing images: the band’s eery white-faced logo, a singing Mary J. Blige in black and white and rosy red flames. A couple of daring audience members sneaked on the stage to dive off into the sea of people.
Disclosure kept the positive momentum between Coachella performances, which affirmed that their music has no trouble exciting a large crowd. The Greek Theatre show clearly felt much more intimate and interactive. Guy Lawrence at one point shook his head in amazement and admitted how cool it was to play a show at such a unique venue before the set closed with a Sam Smith cameo for “Latch.”
After the Berkeley set wrapped the crew headed across the bay to an after party at The Independent. Photos by below by SF Station photographer Thibault Palomares.