Concert Review - The Mistics and Voodoo Logic: Executive Surf Club 3/14/19
Voodoo Logic opened the night and had the crowd immediately going with tracks like "Best Days of Our Lives", "Come on Easy", and "Breathing Underground". "Best Day of our Lives" had solid vocals and rhythm. Additionally, the guitar solos were so tight. "Come on Easy" featured great vocals that had George and Lori playing off one another. Adam's solo in this one was also strong as well. "Breathing Underground" is a heady song that reminds of psychedelic music of the 60's and 70's, for me there was a strong comp to Jefferson Airplane. This is perhaps my favorite song from Voodoo Logic's set. One surprise that Voodoo Logic had up there sleeve was a cover of some Thin Lizzy that drummer James sang. It was absolutely fantastic and from what I was told a recent addition to their set. For a band that prides themselves on original music, it was cool seeing them thrown in a quick cover their to shake things up. They played a great set.
Rating - 4/5
The Mistics had a nice mix of originals and covers, they played a fantastic cover of "Blitzkrieg Pop" that had the crowd on their feet. Their originals, some of which had a beachy vibe, others that had a more traditional rock line to them. If I had to comp The Mistics sound, I would comp them vocally to Oasis, especially in their use of harmony. The band played a cover of Radiohead's "Karma Police" and recovered well from a misspoken lyric at the beginning of the track. For their planned final song, the band played their opener, which I thought was an interesting choice. The crowd demanded an encore from The Mistics and were given one, by this point everyone was on their feet dancing. The Mistics had the crowd eating out of the palm of their hand.
Rating - 4/5