Dawes Royale Boston 11/6/2010

Tonight I went to see Dawes play at the Royale, formerly the Roxy, in Boston. Earlier in the day the Goldsmith brothers played a free acoustic set at Newbury Comics in Faneuil Hall which I was able to attend as well. Both sets featured songs from their debut release North Hills as well as their forthcoming disc which is due out next year. The second set kicked off with “My Girl to Me” and a whole lot of Springsteen swagger from Taylor Goldsmith. The band sounded very tight and rambled through tracks like “That Western Skyline,” and the harmonious “Bedside Manner” from their debut album and also some new tracks like “Time Spent in Los Angeles” and  “How Far We’ve Come,” which featured Griffin Goldsmith on lead vocals. The hard-hitting “Fire Away” along with the epic buildup of “Peace in the Valley” combined to bring the house down and make the crowd beg for the ensuing three song encore. The encore featured the fan favorite “When My Time Comes,” as well as a new song called “A Little Bit of Everything.” They ended the night with a shoutout to the Newport Folk Festival and a rendition of “I’ve Got a Feeling” which got the crowd involved in a full on sing along. Overall the show was very solid and I cannot wait for Dawes’ new release next year. Below is a video of “Ive Got a Feeling” from their set at Newport this year (which in my opinion was the best set of the weekend) and also a Nick Drake cover from the first opening act of the night, Peter Wolf Crier.

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