They are a band that are known for their live shows where singer/guitarist Rob Grote flails about on stage in almost unhinged abandon. The rest of the band hold it together while keeping the momentum going. Their songs are passionate, incorporating alternative/indie rock elements with lots of aspects of blues and roots music plus lots of jamming. These influences pour together with their own personal contributions into a unique package. Every time I see this band they're taking their live show up a few notches. This time Grote lost the guitar for songs like "Long Distance" and took his wild abandon to a new level.
The Districts are masters of dynamics, taking us on wild rides from the quiet to the intense, with the encore as a perfect example. Grote played the quiet and intense "Suburban Smell" for us solo and then the band came back for the amazing closing tune "Young Blood". Wow. What an ending. The whole band were flailing themselves around like crazy while delivering such an intense jam ending.
Check out some tunes from their setlist (my notes differ a bit from this list):
Opening tune "Chlorine"
Main set closer "4th and Roebling"
Encore solo tune "Suburban Smell"