Civil Twilight channels U2 during show at Musikfest Cafe In a 16 song, 85 minuteset, the South African trio (playing with a second keyboardist) virtually channeled the "Unforgettable Fire" era U2.
Steven McKellar even sounded for all the world like Bono, and clearly emulates his vocal stylings falsetto wailing over humming guitar and heavy beat on "Highway of Fallen Kings." Not that that's a bad thing. Virtually all music acts stand on the shoulders of others: Even Bob Dylan began his career as a Woody Guthrie clone. And U2 is a great musical reference. And to be fair to Civil Twilight, they change it up. Most of its music is darker and more downbeat, and there's more of a synthesizer element. Guitarist Andrew McKellar (Steven's brother) even used a bow on his strings ala Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page at one point. And Civil Twilight favors the mysteriousness that's now en vogue in indie rock. They performed the entire show in various stages of darkness, songs sometimes bled into each other without a break, and McKellar addressed the crowd literally just a half dozen times, two of which were to simply say "thank you." For most of the night, he stood at the mic and played burberry clothes sale online and sang. Civil Twilight on a darkened Musikfest Cafe stage Like the U2 of burberry outlet official site that period, the songs at their best were atmospheric and moody to very good effect on songs such as "Every Walk That I've Ever Taken Has Been in You Direction." they also occasionally crossed into being a bit esoteric and idiosyncratic. The band ran through the songs on its new disc, "Holy Weather," released last month. "Shape of a Sound," played as the second song, was very much like early U2 all echo y guitar and layered vocals built over complicated rhythms. "Doorway" had building tension, with Steven McKellar's singing very Bono. But the songs that connected most just as happened with U2 were the ones with more traditional song structure, such as "River." "Move/Stay" so connected with the crowd that it engaged in where to get burberry on sale a call and respond with McKellar's vocals. But the best of the night came late in the set. The crowd nice sized at 350 cheered the first notes of "Fire Escape," which was "Boy" era U2, with a big beat and scratchy, sonic guitar. It was no coincidence that, 13 songs into the show, it was the first song of the night that official website of burberry prompted the crowd to dance. Even Steven McKellar danced around. But the group's big hit, "Letters from the Sky," with McKellar at keyboards, drew the biggest response. The main set closed with a cover of the British trip hop duo Massive Attack's "Teardrops," ending with a big yelp over a cacophony of sound. There was no traditional encore, but all of the band except McKellar left for him to begin alone on guitar for "Quiet in My Town." The song built until, for minutes in, the band returned for a big finish. That was nothing new, either. But it, too was successful. JOHN J. MOSER has been around long enough to have seen the original Ramones in a small club in New Jersey, U2 from the fourth row of a theater and Bob Dylan's born again tours. But he also has the number for All American Rejects' Nick Wheeler on his cell phone, wrote the first story ever done on Jack's Mannequin and hung out in Wiz Khalifa's hotel room. JODI DUCKETT: As The Morning Call's assistant features editor responsible for entertainment, she spends a lot of time surveying the music landscape and sizing up the Valley's festivals and club scene. She's no expert, but enjoys it all especially artists who resonated in her younger years, such as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Tracy Chapman, Santana and Joni Mitchell. KATHY LAUER WILLIAMS enjoys all types of music, from roots rock and folk to classical and opera. Music has been a constant backdrop to her life since she first sat on the steps listening to her mother's Broadway LPs when she was 2. Since becoming a mother herself, she has become well versed on the growing genre of kindie rock and, with her son in tow, can boast she has seen a majority of the current kid's performers from Dan Zanes to They Might Be Giants.
STEPHANIE SIGAFOOS: A Jersey native raised in Northeast PA, she was reared in a house littered with 8 tracks, 45s and cassette tapes of The Beatles, Elvis, Meatloaf and Billy Joel. She also grew up on the sounds of Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw and can be found traversing the countryside in search of the sounds of a steel guitar. A fan of today's 'new country,' she digs mainstream/country pop crossovers like Lady Antebellum and Sugarland and other artists that illustrate the genre's diversity.
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