By Neal Phillips
With beers in hand, the sleepy town of Norfolk, Virginia gathered together to attend Houndmouth’s latest stop on their “This Party” tour. The twangy, melodic harmonies of the band seemed like a perfect fit for the bayside city.
Opening for Houndmouth was the local band Starcoast whose unrefined, rock all-out sound was a major hit with the enthusiastic crowd who screamed for an encore. Unfortunately, the show had to continue and the fiery band sidled offstage.
After a restless interval, the crowd received the reward for their patience. Houndmouth took the stage as the audience erupted! Playing a mixture of their newest releases and some of their greatest past hits, the crowd danced, jumped, and swayed to numbers such as “Say It” “Honey Slider” and “On The Road”
The set really hit it’s peak when the effortless plucks of the intro to “Sedona” echoed through the vaulted ceilings of the Norva. Exiting to thunderous applause, Houndmouth meandered off the stage while the crowd demanded an encore. The lead singer, Matt Myers, and the bands touring saxophonist returned to the stage for one song and the remainder of the band joined afterwards. The band continued to play mostly newer songs from their upcoming album “This Party” until the end of their set. This was a great show and we would definitely recommend you checking them out when they pass through your city. AL - 8/10