Friday, April 24, 2015

Matt Pond PA celebrates "Several Arrows Later" at the Casbah tonight

Matt Pond PA plays the Casbah tonight as part of his 10 year Anniversary tour for his album “Several Arrows Later.”

When looking back at Matt Pond PA’s discography, I was surprised the prolific musician composed an LP every year from 2000 to 2007; mostly since I wish he toured every year to celebrate each of those albums.  He did that last year with my favorite album, "Emblems", at the Soda Bar.  Despite a frustratingly chatty crowd, the band played each song from that album with nuance and warmth that is borne from the years playing them.  "Several Arrows Later", released in 2005, is a similarly beloved album and was the fifth (!) of the seven albums he eventually released in that span.  Years as a touring artist wears down even the most energetic of acts, but leave it to the quieter indie rock of Matt Pond PA to continue to fill a club with exuberant melodies night after night.  It doesn’t seem like his quiver will ever run out of arrows.

Go see Matt Pond PA now at the Casbah, 21+, tickets are $14 at the door.  Young Buffalo and Shawn Alpay are opening (opened?).

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