Monday, July 26, at the City Market.

Howie Day 

Monday, July 26, at the City Market.

The stagnant midsummer heat has settled over the city, which means it's time for the unbearable chaos of the outdoor concert series at the City Market. As Howie Day and O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) swagger into town, you may question the pair's appeal. Neither act is hugely popular or truly mainstream. Yet both boast cult followings that will nonetheless lure a swirling mass of sticky youngsters singing all the words to all the songs. Sure, the crowds are thick, the sun is hot and the bottled water is expensive, but maybe the lure of fanaticism is its own reward. And some catchy songs don't hurt. Day made himself sort of famous with acoustic folk, but he performs a more energetic set of sensible rock with a full band. O.A.R. leans more toward an earthy, jam-band sound. If nothing else, checking out both bands as a member of the semi-obscure-pop-rock fan club is one way to occupy your idle summer.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Critics' Choices

Facebook Activity

All contents ©2014 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation