Yo yo yo, happy Saturday to all the goofs and goons out there! You may have noticed that the last few weeks have been STACKED with shows. In lieu, let’s review one of the best from the recent music scene.
For those of you who live under a rock, the Canadian kook formally known as Mac DeMarco played at The Observatory in North Park last night.
This multi-instrumentalist whose most recent album, Another One, was released in August, combines chill waves and jazzy blues to create a sound that will make you see God. Another One, which is more appropriately described as a mini album, consists of love songs and a scruffy collection of how to describe those strange feelings you get in your chest. DeMarco swooned the crowd by playing The Way You’d Love Her and slow jam, A Heart Like Hers. The songs off his most recent release leave you unguarded, lovesick, and wanting to lay in your bed all afternoon. While the twinkle of DeMarco’s smooth, rythmic ballads charmed us, he didn’t forget to focus on his discography as a whole.
Full of energy and radiating vibrance, Mac played all the songs you wanted to hear and more, including a solid Metallica encore, no joke. Covering all the bases with his most popular hits like Salad Days and Chamber of Reflection, the melancholy yet riffy blues kept the crowd energized and ready to jam until the end of time. Don’t worry, Mac also played Ode to Viceroy, a tribute to his favorite cigarettes, and eccentric funk jam Cooking Up Something Good. Constant crowd surfers and playful pushing didn’t leave any time for a bad time. Even the pepperoni playboy, Mac Demarco, crowd surfed! But in the midst of such a rowdy crowd, Mac gently reminded us to be kind and take care of each other, a true saint and level headed hero of our time.
The sold out show attracted everyone and their mother, even one of my old high school teachers. If you did yourself the favor of attending this show, kudos. The captivating performance of Mac and his buds onstage brought camaraderie to the crowd as a whole. Life will never be the same. If you missed out, see this guy the at the next available opportunity!! I’m not joking, you will thank yourself in the end… and me for telling you to go. 😉
Speaking of seeing Mac DeMarco play, he’s up at BEACH GOTH this weekend and will be playing today! For those of you who really live under a rock, Beach Goth is a music festival in Orange County that was started by The Growlers in 2012. & it’s happening this weekend, right now! This being the fourth year of Beach Goth, it is the first year that the festival is stretched over the course of two days instead of one. I attended last year and it was a blast, but I’m not at Beach Goth this year because I don’t think that two days suits the strength of the lineup. But to whoever is a Beach Goth, have fun, stay safe, drink lots of water, and don’t forget to dance!
That’s all from me this week, but before you go, give a listen to Mac DeMarco and some of my favorite Beach Goth artists this year!