So Thursday night I saw Matt Costa perform at Downtown Brew in San Luis Obispo. He was great, of course, but I want to begin with the opening band. I don’t usually pay much attention to opener bands because normally I am wishing their stage time away waiting impatiently for the band I paid to see. But Thursday’s band was really cool.
Their name: Threes and Nines
I like.. “Kick it Around.”
They’re a local band from San Luis Obispo with a sweet sound. I enjoy the lead singer’s slightly raspy voice. They all looked happy to be performing their music for us and I really like that.
Onto the main event. Matt Costa was lovely. He made his entrance through the front door (which was behind the crowd) instead of from backstage. Walking in his harmonica in mouth and acoustic in hand he began singing “Miss Magnolia.” He sang many of my favorites including “Sunshine,” “Mr. Pitiful,” Sweet Rose,” and “Ballad of Miss Kate.” Matt performed many songs off of his latest album, entitled Mobile Chateau. I would recommend the album, although it’s not as good as Matt’s first two albums. After he was done singing, the anxious crowd awaited his encore performance and was beginning to think it wasn’t going to happen until Matt came out and whispered to a few people that he would be playing outside. It was close to pandemonium trying to exit the venue. Once we got outside, Matt came right out with his acoustic guitar and I got a front row show.
He preformed “Astair” which was perfect. The video is okay quality, taken from my phone. It doesn’t start right away because Matt started playing in the wrong chord.
It was another great concert added to my list. I definitely suggest seeing Matt Costa perform if ever given the chance. You’re in for a great show.