XPoNential Fest: Phosphorescent powers through a rousing set on the Marina Stage

by Eric Ashleigh
by Eric Ashleigh

Phosphorescent, the moniker of singer-songwriter Matthew Houck, played the Marina Stage at the XPoNential Music Festival today.  Although the set started slow, perhaps because it was Houck’s birthday the night before, he and his band powered through, giving it their all during their forty-five minute set.  Even as rain poured down on the audience a few songs in, the band and the audience seemed not to notice, staying through the rain to hear this incredible performance.

Most of the songs played were from Phosphorescent’s most recent album, Muchacho, released March of 2013. The gorgeous “Song for Zula” was played half way through the set to enthusiastic cheers from the crowd.  Other highlights included the dark Americana jam, “The Quotidian Beat” (which featured some crazy keyboard solos), as well as the “Nothing was Stolen” and the closing “Los Angeles,” both from 2010’s Here’s to Taking it Easy. See photos of the performance in the gallery below and read the set list after the jump.

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In case you missed it: Bon Iver and The Rosebuds at the Tower Theatre photo recap, videos, set list and review

Bon Iver and The Rosebuds rolled in to town this week at the Tower Theatre. Check out our photo recap of Bon Iver here and our photo recap of The Rosebuds here (photos by Eric Ashleigh). Kiley Bense wrote a review of the show that you can read here. Below, check out a couple of fan videos from the show and the set list.

Bon Iver set list, Tower Theatre August 3, 2011
Minnesota, WI
Beach Baby
Blood Bank
Hinnom, TX
Creature Fear
Re: Stacks
For Emma
The Wolves (Act I and II)
Skinny Love


Today is day 3 (and the final day) of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City

Eric Ashleigh

Today is the final day of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Bader Field in Atlantic City. Gates open at 1PM. The lineup today features performances from David Gray, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Fitz and the Tantrums, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dawes, Philly’s Dr. Dog and Amos Lee and others. The Dave Matthews Band perform this evening at 7:05PM. Photographer Eric Ashleigh has been at the Caravan throughout the weekend and you check out his photos from the first day of the Caravan here. Last night’s set list from the Dave Matthews Band including long time favorites like “Stay,” “Crush,” “Bartender,” and “41” which featured an appearance from Warren Haynes. Below: a couple of fan videos of Matthews covering Morphine’s “Buena” and “Crash Into Me” from the Friday night show. Check back tomorrow for more photos and highlights from this weekend’s Dave Matthews Band Caravan.