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.
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.