Summertime concert attendance is in full effect, as evidenced earlier in the week by the line outside Off Broadway waiting to hear the addictive indie-pop of Lord Huron and the spaghetti-Western sounds of Escondido. It was a packed sell-out, so congrats to all involved (including our buddies at Speakers in Code who sponsored the show)!
The folk trio of Staveley-Taylor sisters, better known of The Staves, returned to the city (this time gracing Off Broadway) with their amazing vocals and harmonies. When they first came through opening for The Civil Wars they caught everyone’s attention. This time around, they drew a full crowd to the room, bringing along Musikanto and Dubb Nubb.
Field Report (led by Chris Porterfield of Conrad Plymouth and DeYarmond Edison notoriety) brought their folk sounds to Off Broadway with the Akron duo Shivering Timbers. Fortunately, Abby of Gillardi Photography was on hand that evening to bring us back some great shots of both bands.
Our buddies over at Speakers in Code hosted an evening with Tift Merritt and David Wax Museum for their 3rd birthday bash, and the crew was kind enough to let me shoot the festivities at Off Broadway. The seated floor made navigating pretty tough, but kudos to the SiC folks for another milestone and throwing a great Saturday evening bash.
A quick preview of one of my favorite shots from last night’s show with Water Liars. Be sure to head over to the KDHX website for a first look at pictures and we’ll be back here later in the week with more photos and a recap.
When the North Carolina folk band Bowerbirds released their latest album The Clearing, the lead track “Tuck the Darkness In” totally grabbed me and is possibly one of my favorite songs to come out this year. So even when some scheduling changes resulted in the touring quartet (featuring Leah Gibson of Lost in the Trees on cello) going on after another booked show, I was resolute in making the trek out to Off Broadway to still catch the performance. It was a rough Friday morning at work afterwards, but totally worth it, especially considering that attendees were also able to catch intimate session with Strand of Oaks.