Have you ever been in a relatively small space where everyone knows your favorite songs? The wooden floor shakes to the rhythm of the drums and the guitar coming through the speakers just a little too loudly—everyone’s feet pounding in unison. The heat of the room is bearable. Everyone scoots in a little closer to each other to hear the songs that you normally listen over speakers, either on your drive home form work or while you’re curling your hair in the bathroom. These songs lift the crowd up into the atmosphere, beyond the disco ball and stage lights, somewhere beyond the known. Music can do that to you.
There is something about how you can close your eyes and get lost in the music. To really experience the side effects of the live guitar, base, drums, piano, and harmony of voices, they take you to some place out of the crowed room and into whatever that song means for you.
I saw the band Joesph in concert at The Vogue this past Sunday. A Sunday night concert was interesting, but I don’t regret it a bit. I powered through the next morning at work with lots of coffee and a little help from Advil. I didn’t mind the ringing in my ears or the fact I wasn’t able to concentrate much on anything because I was still reminiscing the night before.
Opening for Jospeh was Deep Sea Diver. I always love how I go to concerts not knowing much about the opener but by the end, they easily become one of my favorites. The solo by lead guitarist Jessica Dobson, was absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to see them when they come back to Indy, touring their new album which will be released later this year.
A few videos from the concert: