A brief, humble salutation by a recently de-beareded Jon Loudon preceded three snare hits before Philly’s own beloved Restorations launched into “Misprint” and kicked off a searing set at Johnny Brenda’s. This was the quintet’s first Philadelphia show in months, capping off a long tour in support of their excellent and sophisticated LP3, whose roomy and anthemic songs punctuated key points throughout the set (which also featured many songs from 2013’s LP2).
A near-capacity audience stood transfixed by the band’s intense energy and tight musicianship. Lead singer Loudon’s gruff baritone cut through the lush instrumental mix for uplifting sing-along anthems that carried the audience well into late-night.
Broken Spirit, Johnny Brenda's, Restorations, Young Statues