Spring is here! Let’s drown our wintertime blues is the magical beauty of the live music world. I can only ignore it for so long but it’s always calling my name. So, MilkBoy Philly was the only place I wanted to be Thursday night because Illinois, a MUST SEE band, was on the bill. Plus, after last week’s performance I wanted to see The Liberty Project again.
Dressed Like Stolen Cars is a four-member Philly rock band that played the first set of Thursday’s show. Based solely on my first impression of Dressed Like Stolen Cars—I like this band. Good music, great live energy, and I’m all ears. I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing this band again.
YES! I got to see The Liberty Project again. Seeing this band last Thursday really won me over as a fan. Last week I was introduced to the music of The Liberty Project in the best way possible—no prior knowledge of the band except for the name of the band members. That gave me the chance to just be in the moment and listen without any preconceived ideas of who this band sounded like. Partially because there is very little information on the internet about The Liberty Project but with a well-received residency (I saw 2 of their 3 shows) at MilkBoy Philly I think we might see a lot more of these guys—or at least I hope so. Thursday night was another very high energy performance with great music, good songs, nice vibe, and an audience that wanted to dance the night away. AWESOME!
Wow, they saved the best for last—Illinois, a four-member awesome rock (maybe that should be a new genre because I don’t know if indie, alt, folk rock, or just rock will do) band from Southampton, PA with a sound so amazing that it’s hard not to like (I’d say, LOVE) this band. Illinois is Chris Archibald (singer, guitar, banjo, keys), Martin Hoeger (bass, vocals), John Paul Kuyper (drums) and Jason Buzolits (synthesizer, guitar, vocals). If you got to witness Illinois’ set Thursday night or any set before you know that they bring amazing music and a great time whenever they play which must be part of the reason why they have some truly dedicated fans and I’m not just talking about myself. The set covered a range of material from older material like “Nosebleed” to new unreleased material like “Summer” (I’m not sure of the real title). Every time an Illinois set ends I get a little sad because I just want them to play forever. Maybe that’s a selfish thought, but can’t we still dream?
A great night of music!
Live photos and video clips via Instagram.