Moose Blood – Gas Monkey – 3.29.18

Moose Blood
Dallas, TX – 3.29.18
Photos and words by Zoe Dillman

McCafferty came back strong with one of their first shows back in Texas since their two year hiatus. The band delivered a solid set with filled with emotion and heart wrenching lyrics.The Ohio natives played a blend of songs, such as Alligator Skin BootsLoser and Trailer Trash, satisfying both old and new fans.The four piece put out their sophomore LP, Yarn via Triple Crown Records last month.

Next up was indie-rock outfit Lydia. The five piece had a more upbeat and happy performance compared to McCafferty. Their aura is more soft and poetic compared to McCafferty’s, which is fast and chaotic. Frontman Leighton Antelman soothed the crowd with tracks such as Goodside, from their forthcoming album Liquor as well as fan favorites such as Hospital. Lydia’s sixth studio album Liquor will be released July 13th.

Finally, Moose Blood took the stage to toy with the crowd’s emotions. Moose Blood is arguably one of the finest bands to come out of the U.K. in the past five years. The band took American emo and turned it on its ear. During their Dallas, performance, the band revealed the emotional complexity of the songs on their newest and third LP, I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore. I was also very grateful that they took the time to play some older songs like Bukowski and Gum. Moose Blood’s headlining tour is far from over, so be sure to check out a date near you!

04/02 – San Diego, CA @ Quartyard
04/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
04/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
04/06 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
04/07 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
04/10 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
04/12 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
04/13 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
04/14 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
04/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
04/17 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
04/18 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
04/19 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater

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