The doors were scheduled to open at 3PM at City Tap House for a show that was supposed to start at 3:45PM on the patio. Well, Mother Nature had other plans and the rain delayed the entire show. After all the equipment was moved and set up a second time in another outdoor location (one with a roof) the show finally began around 5:20PM. Did I consider leaving during that hour plus wait? Yes, but I was so close to seeing Illinois again so I couldn’t.
Mo Lowda & The Humble. Hmm. It’s funny how it went from me having never heard of this band to me seeing them two Saturdays in a row. I’m ok with it because I actually enjoy the alternative rock sound that this Philly based trio creates. These guys (Jordan Caiola – vocals/guitar, Shane Woods – drums, and Nate Matulis – bass) definitely like to jam too. So, what are the chances I’ll see Mo Lowda & The Humble again this coming Saturday?
Want to know the trick to getting me to go to a show? Just put Illinois on the bill and I’ll be there. Yes, it’s that simple. I LOVE ILLINOIS! Time and time again Illinois delivers incredible performances of their amazing music and I can’t help but to be awestruck. Plus, that Illinois live energy is highly addictive. I’ve been following Illinois since ’05 and I have never wavered in my support of this band—they’re too good to overlook and to remarkable to forget. Their Saturday show proved that yet again. The highlight of Saturday’s set for me was hearing “Summer” again. It’s a beautiful sounding song written by Chris Archibald and his daughter and it’s great. In many ways to think that Illinois is the best band ever is only fitting. By the way, does anyone know who won the game ball?
The headliner this show was Philly’s own, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. I haven’t seen this band live in years but it was so good to see CYHSY again. It was so nice to hear “The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth”—that’s my jam! Alec Ounsworth has a uniquely stunning sounding voice that absolutely shines in his songs. Whether it was old familiar tunes or new unfamiliar songs I enjoyed it all. After seeing Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Saturday night I’m kind of mad at myself for not keeping up with this band when their music is great. Sorry, CYHSY, I should have been a better fan.
Oh my, if there ever was an award for the most enthusiastic musician I think the keyboard player from CYHSY would win hands down. He was in such a zone and grooving that it was so awesome to watch.
Such a great show! Thank you all.