In The Whale watched the Super Bowl on stage last night

"Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god," In The Whale's Eric Riley yelled. At least, I think it was Riley; both he and guitarist Nate Valdez were screaming in near unison throughout our five-minute phone call immediately after the final whistle blew on the (SPOILER ALERT) Broncos' 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Cloud Nothings, In The Whale worth the wait

For all the rocking that happened Thursday night at the Hi-Dive, there was a lot of waiting, too. Throngs of dedicated music lovers lined up outside the venue in bone-chilling cold to catch at least one set from Cloud Nothings, In the Whale or The Epilogues.