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May 132012


A huge thanks to Music Box Media for turning me on to The Bright Light Social Hour. I have no idea how these guys didn’t land on my radar because they are a fucking force of nature.

Openers, J.C Brooks and the Uptown Sound, tore it up with a fun, funky, rock-tinged neo-soul.


TBLSH is explosive. A hefty mix of the southern rock and eclectic pop of My Morning Jacket meets the frenetic energy of Morning Teleportation. These four guys are sick – drums, bass, multiple lead vocals, keys (mostly with organ sounds), and guitar are spot-on. The show went from crazy, high energy jams to spacey, tripped out interludes that supported smart, powerful rock n’ roll with a twist of bar room blues. Basically, they are all over the map but The Bright Light Social Hour does it seamlessly and with ruthless authority. Prediction: There may have been 120 people at this show. The next one, sold out.


Jack O'Brien: Bass and Vocals

Jack O'Brien: Bass and Vocals

Curtis Roush: Guitar and Vocals

Curtis Roush: Guitar and Vocals

Joseph Mirasole: Drums

Joseph Mirasole: Drums

A.J. Vincent: Keys and Vocals

A.J. Vincent: Keys and Vocals


More Bright Light Social Hour:

Interview: The Bright Light Social Hour Are Coming to Town

Bright Light Social Hour at The Social 12.29.12

May 122012


If you go to see Beach House perform with the knowledge that they are not going to melt your face off then you won’t be let down. If you are looking for a somber and ethereal band on record that kicks it into high gear with screeching guitar antics and full band instrumentation in the live setting then you could possibly be bored. Fans of BH seem to understand the former and are calmly, happily engaged by the 3-piece’s mesmerizing, dreamy sound.

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“Silver Soul”



May 092012


Dream poppers, Beach House, will be bringing their chill, darkly romantic vibes to The Beacham tonight. Hopefully Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand will be more than a duo as they reproduce the lush sounds of Devotion and Teen Dream in concert. This show will be right around one week shy of the debut of their fourth album, Bloom. The quality of their new-ish catalog and the sheer beauty of the songs should make for a great show.

“Myth” from the Upcoming Beach House Release, Bloom: