Something that becomes difficult for bands that come out of New York City is a mixture of interesting obstacles. Not only does a band have to be talented but they also have to sound good, a feat that’s way easier said than done. Luckily for The Dig they never have to worry about this problem.
After seeing the band open up for The Joy Formidable back in November (you can see how that went here:http://kenami.gigape.com/user/2011/04/07/the-joy-formidable-end-us-tour-in-nyc/ ) and seeing the band perform with they’re energy and precision was a real treat. The same occurred once again at Bowery Ballroom but The Dig has clearly spent several months fine tuning they’re sound.
Bass player/vocalist Emile Mosseri unleashed a fierce wave of energy in terms of movement and bass playing throughout the bands set. Despite the breaking of an E string the show went on without a hitch and not once was Mosseri stalled by this, now that’s something you have to respect. Vocalist/guitarist David Baldwin added soulful harmonies to the bands stand out track Penitentiary.
Once again the band caused every New Yorker in the venue to smile with a sense of pride from their performance. The band will be supporting Beady Eye on June 23rd at Webster Hall. The show is sold out but you can catch them touring with The Postelles, another great New York band. Info on the show can be found here; http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/event/6356
Once The Dig’s set was completed Glasvegas took the stage with a very confident frontman in the form of James Allan. I have never been a fan of the bands studio recordings but seeing them live really does show you a different side to the band.
Seeing guitarist Rab Allan move front and back while shredding on his guitar as bass player Paul Donohue sport a smile that never once left his face really made me as a concert goer feel as though I was attending something special. The tracks off the bands new album Euphoric Heartbreak went off really well with fans, especially the tune The World Is Yours.
Though a great stand out was seeing James Allan sit down and sing the bands smash single, It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry, essentially adding the confirmation that this was a perfect Monday evening.
Remember that you can always see more photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenami/sets/72157626668967981/
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