Sweating profusely, but not letting the heat diminish his smile for one second Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band delighted and enthralled the Off Broadway audience last night with an hour and forty minute set of favorites, new songs and covers.
The opener, Yellowbirds, a Brooklyn based trio, impressed with their lush indie pop sounds. Sam Cohen's tone from his one off guitar brought an interesting twist on the trio's aesthetic. Certainly a full sound, but without the muscular power of most three piece bands. If we get time we'll try to fit in a review of their album, The Color released in February 2011.
For full coverage please read my review of the concert at the KDHX blog
"The Curse" video
"To the Dogs of Whoever" - Live in studio in Juan's Basement
Yellowbirds - "The Rest Of My Life"
Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band set list
Harrisburg > Once In A Lifetime (Talking Heads)
In The Dark
Pale Blue Eyes (Velvet Underground)
Thin Blue Flame
Change of Time
To the Dogs or Whoever
Yellowbirds set list
The Rest of My Life
Beneath the Reach of Light
The Honest Ocean
Rings In The Trees
The Reason In Our World
Our Good Days Are Gone