Photo by Seamus McGrann
Uglyography's set went very well from what I could tell on stage (we could hear ourselves loud and clear, thanks so much to the sound guy whose name I've unfortunately forgotten). We had some in-time hand claps from the crowd and sold two of our fabulous Unicorn themed tee-shirts, so I take that as a success.
Photo by Jenny Lynn Sumner
We booked the final act for the evening, Frood, based solely on what we heard on their bandcamp page. We had a feeling that their poppy quirky style would fit perfect with Uglyography and we were correct. Their facebook description consists of two words: "Unapologetically Pop." I don't need an apology ... The four piece outfit consists of keys, guitar, bass, and drums, and employs luscious three to four part harmonies often. Lots of the music sounded Beatle-esque, but I would draw the strongest comparison to the Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog. Add some unexpected breakdowns and tempo changes, and possibly the most syncopated vocal melodies I've ever heard and there you have Frood. It is beautiful music that remains playful and gritty enough to be called Rock n Roll. I look forward to seeing how this relatively new band will grow musically and how far they may take their craft.
Photo by Prima Annarina
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