April 22nd, 2012, 12:03 am · · posted by GUEST
We’re back for a second action-packed day of music. The polo field was definitely more sparse once gates opened, likely due to festivalgoers partying early into this morning. Since it’s Record Store Day, Robert and I immediately made a beeline over to the Zia store, where plenty of exclusive vinyl and CD releases were there for the taking. We did our part to support local music and picked up a few items.
Ambling over to the Outdoor Theatre stage, we caught OC’s own Suedehead, who had the unenviable task of trying to drum up attention before a small crowd. As the high energy set progressed, it wasn’t long before the size tripled to nearly 100 people. Front man Davey Warsop definitely knows how to get a crowd excited. He got some call and response action going, even as everyone baked in the sun.
The band’s take on Northern British soul and The Jam-styled dynamics worked well in these environs, especially upbeat opener “Can’t Stop,” rousing character studies “Trevor,” and “Small Town Hero,” plus the harmony-filled, totally appropriate “Long Hot Summer.”
By George A. Paul for The Orange County Register.
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