Thursday, July 18, 2013

Phosphorescent (7/17/13)

What a great way to start out the Summer in the City concert series by the Rock Hall.  Sure it was like you were standing on a hot plate, but at least we were in the shadow of the "magical rock pyramid" as it was called.  Strand of Oaks opened and he was fabulous.  If you would have described a guy standing alone on stage with an electric guitar and singing sad songs - I'd probably pass. So glad I didn't.  I'd missed him opening for Joe Pug back in 2011 - but was very glad to catch him here.

Strand of Oaks (7/17/13)(there really were people there, they were all just being shy - and I like this photo)

I was joking with a friend that Phosphorescent kinda reminded me of a mix between Deer Tick & Bruce Hornsby (that really is a compliment).  I guess they didn't, but the full-sized band (6 members!), with piano, was even full of sound and better than I was expecting.  Everyone loves Song for Zula, but the whole set was equally as entertaining.  Good job guys.  1 down, 3 more Rock Hall Wednesdays to go!

Phosphorescent (7/17/13)

Phosphorescent (7/17/13)

(sorry for the blip - phone rang mid-record)

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