Moses Sumney, Make Music Pasadena 6/7/14
Sylvan Esso, Make Music Pasadena 6/7/14
How convenient was it that Moses Sumney and Sylvan Esso were both performing on the same stage and one right after another. During June 7th, 2014 I attend Make Music Pasadena, a free music festival held every year in Pasadena, CA. I arrived right at 2 just in time to see Moses perform, though the crowd was small it was a very enjoyable experience. It was definitely one of the calmest music performances I have ever been to, he performed some songs from his Mid-City Island album, a cover, and performed a live loop on one of his new upcoming songs. I would say that the performance was very intamate. If you haven't heard any of his songs I would highly recommend Plastic and Alchemy.
Sylvan Esso performed at 3:30 and the crowd grew larger, their music was very up beat and the performance was very lively. Amelia, the singer/song writer of the two person duo had some killer dance moves that went very well with the music. They performed every song from their self titled album Sylvan Esso, some songs I would recommend are Coffee and Hey Mami. Oh! lets not forget the shoes she was wearing, they were the cutest clogs I've ever seen, I want to say they were the clogs from Alexa Chung x Madewells collection in 2010.
We planned on seeing Saint Motel right after but my friend and I got lost because we thought the stage was out of the general area, ugh sucks! At least we made it back in time for Yuna, too bad we had to maneuver our way through the crowd to actually see her. She was great and the crowd was huge! Her song Lullaby has been stuck in my head ever since, check it out on my blog if you want to listen. Afterwards we were planning on seeing Surfer blood but then we missed out because we thought we had enough time to eat and the sad part is we didn't even eat! Besides missing Saint Motel and Surfer Blood I really regret not bring my DSLR, my iPhone's quality wasn't really doing it for me. Overall I had a great experience and saw some great performers at Make Music Pasadena.