While many music fests work hard to be very Euro in scale and magnitude, sometimes simply asking a few local bands and artists to come out and play a couple tunes can be just as good or even better, as in the case of this year's Eagle Rock Music Fest. It was a rather casual evening of music, food, and kids running around in circles. Walking to and fro down Colorado to all the stages and booths was just how it should be, effortless. So down the ol' boulevard we strolled to see The Parson Red Heads (congratulations to Brette and Evan!) then a bit of Jet Fuel then Future Pigeon then Inara and Eleni then The Movies, all within a few steps from each other. However, the show stealer was undoubtedly The Mormons who nomadically caravaned around the festival with a battery-powered amp and vest-mounted percussion. Supposedly, they did a few encore performances over at Detour as well. Bravo.
Special thanks to the organizers of this event. Hopefully, we'll be able to help out more next year.
The Mormons perform at The Unknown Theater on 10/14 and at The Airliner on 10/20.
The Mormons - "Half-Polyester Protection" (MP3)
The Mormons - "Karaoke Death Machine" (MP3)