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"San Francisco" - The Mowgli's (and Lights! and K.Flay!)

Last night, I saw The Mowgli's live in Tempe with the company of Canadian singer-songwriter Lights (whom I've never really liked that much until last night - she was pretty good!), and K.Flay, an up-and-coming alternative artist who deserves your attention.

I've actually NOT listened to The Mowgli's prior to last night. A few times in passing, but nothing to leave a mark. My friend told me seeing them live was akin to witnessing "Sesame Street on crack." Well, okay. That's a glowing review. So I expected the musical equivalent of Fruity Pebbles, more or less.*

Actually, The Mowgli's were quite good! A little saccharine at times, but all in all - a night of much-needed positivity. They had a good chemistry on stage and some sweet harmonies. I am a fool for harmonies.

I enjoyed "San Francisco" the most. Hear it below; it's a pretty carefree, almost jangle-pop-style tune.


As for Lights, for being sick ("bus plague"), she had a good stage presence. And a remarkable set of pipes! "Toes" was my favorite from her set ... I actually haven't been able to stop listening to it all morning.

 

I've always been a bit lukewarm on Lights, but she did convert me last night. And I can be sort of callous about this stuff, so. ;)

As for K.Flay, I'd suggest keeping an eye on her. She's got a very interesting, laidback reggae/alternative hip-hop thing going on. Not necessarily my bag, but she's definitely talented.

 
She asked us to hug during the show, and we did, and it was the closest thing I have experienced to being in a cult. But the coolest cult ever!
 
All in all, a night of enjoyable music and positivity. I approve!  
 
 
*P.S.: Cocoa Pebbles tattoo - yay or nay?

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