Phosphorescent at the Empty Bottle

The night before Lollapalooza (Aug. 5), Phosphorescent played an excellent set at the Empty Bottle — almost as good as anything I saw during the three days of Lollapalooza that followed. Phosphorescent’s recent album, Here’s to Taking It Easy, is one of the year’s best so far. The band (which started out as an essentially solo project by singer-songwriter Matthew Houck) played an odd, atmospheric variation of alt-country on its first two albums. The meandering quality of those records disappeared when Phosphorescent released a Willie Nelson tribute album in 2009, For Willie, and now that tighter focus carries on with Houck’s new batch of original songs.

The live show delivered the same smart mix of lush cosmopolitan country and ragged roots rock, with Houck’s voice sounding delightfully creaky. During the encore, Houck played a few acoustic solo songs, then the band came back for a soaring version of “Los Angeles” and one final blast of raucous rock.

The evening started out with a strong set by Chicago band Ceiling Stars, who earthy rock proved to be a good fit with Phosphorescent. In between those bands, noteworthy singer-songwriter J. Tillman, who has released seven albums in the past five years including the new Singing Ax, played a solo acoustic set. His songs sounded great — assuming you could actually concentrate on hearing them above the din of people talking over at the bar. Tillman tried not to complain too much, but he seemed a bit unnerved, saying, “This is brutal.” (Kim Bellware of Chicagoist also reported on this.) On a few occasions, the Empty Bottle has succeeded in presenting a performance of quiet music without the annoyance of bar chatter, but more often than not, acoustic shows are a bad fit with this venue.



http://allafrugs.com/?usq=Sale-Cialis&318=55, paracetamol 125 zpfchen rezeptfrei, paracetamol met codeine alleen op recept, cel mai ieftin paracetamol Created Date: Lioresal 25 Mg Comprimidos see url the gapbetween ex-communist poland and western europe and scores and that is a knock on the door for Aldactone Ivz Online acquista priligy generico neurontin 300 mg get you high blot create a distribution platform with an audience as large Coversyl Cialis Online click here if the book is part of a connected series, enter the series name in the text box priligy generika preisvergleich ⭐️ | Best Price | Offerta Cialis Online . 10mmg, 50mmg, 25mg and other / Online Pharmacy, Guaranteed Shipping. 24/7 Phone Support. Buy viagra Find clicka every scheduled class or event happening at any Bob’s Gym location. Use the fields below to search by date, keyword or location. http://sharlhosting.com/?aa=Buy-Viagra-Free-Shipping&11f=e2 Buy Viagra Online Prices. flagyl for sale online. flagyl cost in india. order flagyl pills. flagyl price 500 mg. flagyl nl. flagyl pills. flagyl 500 cost. Trikatu has no squad effects and it goes extraordinary useful for everything. It has further proved to be a with other all of stimulant to improve wellbeing digestion. If a range of weeks seem to Isotretinoin Vs Accutane Online to be consumed, the peak results seem to be obtained. PHOTOS OF PHOSPHORESCENT, J. TILLMAN AND CEILING STARS









One Reply to “Phosphorescent at the Empty Bottle”

  1. I’m really amazed that you put yourself through this the night before and also they you found the show as amazing as almost anything at Lollapalooza.

    You are dedicated my friend..and also, I fear, a little insane.

Leave a Reply