Sunday, June 20, 2010

Matt Powers: Solo & Acoustic On The LES

Matt Powers: June 17 @ Parkside Loung
e, New York, NY

This past Thursday, I made my way to the Parkside Lounge to catch singer/songwriter Matt Powers do an acoustic show. This was the first time I'd had the chance to see Powers since we discovered each other via Twitter.

Powers is a personable performer. His laid back demeanor and wit made you feel like you were hanging out with a friend. Well, that is if you have friends who write good songs and can sing. He was fighting off a cold and was concerned his voice wouldn't hold up but, he need not have worried. Armed with a cache of intelligent songs he proceeded to work his way through a ten song set that ended all too soon. His set list consisted of two pages of song titles that he chose from as he went along. My favorite song of the night was "All The Ghosts" which you can check out below along with "Listening." He also did a nice cover of The Kills "Black Balloon" that can be found HERE.

It was an enjoyable show and I'm glad I got a chance to check him out in-person. Sadly, Powers doesn't do many shows on the East Coast these days so we'll have to wait awhile before we have the pleasure again.

More photos on Flickr.

"All The Ghosts"


Video of "Tonight" can be found HERE.

Set List (not in order of play)
  • Gold Lion
  • Black Balloon
  • Gravity
  • Tonight
  • Listening
  • The Hero
  • Blasphemy
  • Not Enough
  • All The Ghosts
  • I Believe What I Say