Monday, May 23, 2011

SESAC & Planet LA Records Showcase: Josh Damigo, May 22, 2011

I just got back from LA and wanted to post some quick photos of the night. Last week I saw Josh Damigo post that he was playing at the Troubadour. To me, if any of my friends are playing the legendary stage, I'd love to support, and in this case, at the last hour, his friend Madeline offered a ride up (the magic of Twitter!). Within an hour, Mike Beebe and I were running last minute errands (I needed cash, doggles needed food) and we were in the back of Maddie's Jetta with her friend Johnathan heading to LA.

Fortunately we mostly avoided traffic and made it up quite swiftly, arriving by 6:45 for the would be 7pm set. Doors didn't actually open until about 7:20, but we all got in and enjoyed Josh who played a set that included "Pocket Change", "LA Is Not My Home" (appropriately buffered so as not to offend the LA crowd), "Cougar", and a few others. Josh even got the LA crowd to sing and clap along for his songs...a rare feat indeed. Because it was a showcase, the lineup was a mixed bag of acoustic, rock, and a band who seems to only write songs about sex, pot, and strippers, but Josh definitely left an impression on the crowd and the venue and I have to say, seeing my friend own that stage with those glowing blue "TROUBADOUR" letters above him made me so proud of where he's been and where he's going.

There are a few more pictures after the jump. (Click 'keep on reading' at the bottom of this post.) Huge thanks to Alysia for the hookup. I owe ya one!

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