Non-COMM Recap: Elbow played a haunting stripped-down acoustic set

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photo by Rachel Del Sordo
photo by Rachel Del Sordo

It didn’t take much effort for Elbow to impress the Non-COMM crowd on opening night. Front man Guy Garvey took center stage with only a mic and announced the band would be playing stripped down acoustic versions of their songs tonight. His haunting vocals echoed across the entire room as the band played mesmerizing guitar riffs and piano chords.  When they played “Real Life (Angel)” it made you feel like you could drift off into another place and totally forget your surroundings, like an adult version of a lullaby.  Elbow’s music is timeless, and I hope they keep making music for another twenty years.  Their latest album The Take Off and Landing of Everything is out now and the band will perform on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this Friday, May 14.

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  • Allyn Gibson

    Lovely set. :)