Photography: The Dig Residency Night 3 at Silverlake Lounge (Los Angeles)

The Dig (Brooklyn, NY), Busy Living (Los Angeles, CA), Youngman Grand (Brooklyn, NY)
July 18th, 2012
Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday nights in Silverlake have been pretty amazing this month.  The Silverlake Lounge has been hosting The Dig’s residency every Wednesday for free.  Yep, that’s right -zip, nada, zilch.  Last Wednesday accompanying The Dig were: fellow New York band Youngman Grand and local Los Angeles band Busy Living.  By now I’m sure you’ve picked up on the fact that I am a huge Kevin Devine fan.  Well, two of the members of Youngman Grand (Daniel Sparks/Mike Fadem) happen to be members of KD’s Goddamn Band.  Fadem is still killing it on the drums in this project and Sparks who usually plays bass for KD is frontman here -playing keys and guitar along with vocals.  They’re making some excellent music and I honestly can’t wait to see what else this band comes up with. You’ll definitely want to keep an ear out for these dudes in the near future.  Following Youngman Grand was Busy Living who opened their set with a cover of Depeche Mode’s “I Promise You I Will.” Very nicely done because it got the crowd singing right off the bat.  By the time The Dig was ready to play the lounge was packed.  Everyone who had been hanging out in the back suddenly came forward.  As amazing as The Dig sounds recorded seeing them live is another thing entirely.  Both David Baldwin’s and Emile Mosseri’s voices sounded incredible. Erick Eiser handled his keyboard and guitar duties very nicely and seamlessly.  Of course, Mark Demiglio kept them all in time with his sweet drum kit in the back.   The guys were all smiles as they played their set that included tunes from their latest release Midnight Flowers.   If you haven’t heard this gem of an album yet please do and tell everyone!  Attention folks of Los Angeles and its surrounding areas: you do not want to miss the last night of The Dig’s residency on the 25th!  Come hang, have a drink, and hear some amazing music. Also, feel free to say hello -I’ll be the pale girl with the camera standing next to the dude who looks like Squints from The Sandlot.  See you there!


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