Last night Mondo Cozmo played for a sold-out crowd at Boot & Saddle (Philadelphia, PA). After a few minutes of an intro song that the band (featuring some members of Illinois) was playing Mondo took to the stage as the crowd cheered. The opening song was “Plastic Souls” and in my head I was screaming “THAT’S MY JAM!” Somewhere towards the middle of the set they played “Hold On To Me” (see video below). And the last song of the night was “Shine” a positively uplifting tune that is awe-inspiring. “Shine” was performed with special guest vocals by Iris and she was great. I only wish that the set was longer but I understand a new artist doesn’t have an entire catalog of songs to perform. Oh well, I think they should have used the repeat option and played the entire set again. If we can repeat recorded music, then I say that should be a live music option too. Think about it.
Hemming was the opening act. Last night was my first time ever hearing Hemming’s music and I really liked it. I liked it enough that I bought her cd. I’m going to make sure I catch some more of her shows.
Overall, it was an excellent night of music and my ears are still smiling.