Land Of Talk graced the stage with confidence and talent. They were performing in front of an incredibly loyal fan base for The War On Drugs, and as mentioned from the ticket holders all around me….many were wondering what they sounded like.
As a fan of Land Of Talk, I was able to fill in the gaps and help build expectations. After their set, a very knowledgable VIP guest (dang, should’ve written down your name, Jeremy? cause you really know your music) on the front row said they were a combination of Alvvays and San Fermin, or even similar to the band, Metric . Their set of songs proved to show their width and breadth of ability. Many didn’t know them but many were satisfied with a strong band and the artistry to hold an audiences attention.
Elizabeth Powell was focused on her band and their connection to the music. It was cool.
When you bring out a french horn, people take notice!
Jamming in sync with the horn sound!
After Land Of Talk’s set, I waited patiently for the highly anticipated top billing, The War On Drugs. While waiting I chatted with some great music appreciators. Funny how I just serendipitously met the ultimate fan! Steven Ormsby had just seen them in Charlotte after traveling 14 hours from Toronto. He proudly announced this performance his 9th. Whoa! I love this passion for music. more power to you!
The wait was over and the show began,
A focused incredible guitar and lyrics worthy of quiet listening.
And the lights….
I was taken aback because the music sounded so much like the well produced album. It astounded my senses. They are talented musicians and produce incredible sound.
A melt worthy moment when the harmonica came out.
He played brass throughout, but with the other instruments it didn’t shine until this beautiful moment.
A satisfied crowd, but needing more. Encore Encore Encore!
Scoring the setlist made the night happily complete.
Get out there, and go see them live. I was blown away with the amazing authenticity of their performance and their artistry for pure rock.