What an awesome night! I knew I wanted to get to this show early to see my new local favorites, The Modern Electric. I saw them open for Deer Tick at one of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Summer Concert Series, and have been anxiously waiting for the chance to see them again. I could have asked for a better scenario. Garrett Komyati has some stellar vocals that, even without a great band and great songs, would be worthy of noting. But fortunately, The Modern Electric has all of that. Cleveland should be proud.
The Acorn was up next. They were good, definitely an experienced band with a polished sound. While they seemed like a fun group of guys, their music was a bit too serious.
Over the last couple days, I felt like each time I heard Basia Bulat's album, I liked it exponentially more. Now triple that since seeing her in concert... She has an absolutley *STUNNING* voice. An amazing personality, a great band, blah blah blah. Just an awesome performer... as you can see for yourself (as best video allows):