Feb 132011

A recurring showcase of promising local talent, the Homegrown series gives bands a chance to perform in the city’s greatest live music venue and it gives fans a chance to check out fantastic artists for free. The organizers of the event and The Pageant are to be lauded for putting together such a great event.

Bo & The Locomotive

My own band had an early gig last night so I arrived to the Pageant in time to catch only one song from openers Bo & The Locomotive, but the moody rock trio made me wish I’d been there for the entire set. The video projections on white balloons floating above the stage was a nice visual touch, too.

Blood Pony

The septet known as Blood Pony performed a mix of mid-tempo, folk-rock originals next. Their eclectic instrumentation was put to good use as they spread out across the Pageant’s ample stage while delivering their lushly arranged songs.

The Dive Poets

Closing the night (and upping the intensity a notch) was The Dive Poets–an Americana-tinged rock juggernaut that features tight songwriting and virtuosic playing. It was a great night for local music fans and I’m sure it was a truly great night for the artists themselves as they realized their collective dream of playing on such a legendary stage.

Ticketmaster New Music Showcase 2.12.2011 – Images by Corey Woodruff

  3 Responses to “Homegrown Music Showcase @ The Pageant 2.12.2011”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by coreywoodruff, coreywoodruff. coreywoodruff said: Photos of Bo and the Locomotive, Blood Pony and The Dive Poets at The Pageant last night:… http://fb.me/zVsBY81V […]

  2. Do you have any close ups of Terry McCoy, the drummer for Blood Pony? He is my son and I would love to have a photo of him performing at the Pageant.

    They are all great photo’s.

    Cathy McCoy

  3. Hi Cathy,

    Unfortunately the sightlines were obstructed by his drums and mics so I don’t have a clear photo of him. Sorry.


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