Wednesday, March 3, 2010
There was a whole mess of things going on last weekend, but a free show with Celebration at the Creative Alliance was tough to pass on. We weren't the only ones with this motive, as the Patterson Theatre was packed to the brim.
While the art installations were incredibly kind to eyes and mind, Celebration provided us with that and more. Decked out on a stage covered with lace, white was the color of choice for their electric set. Good vibes all around, the band performed as a six piece and tore through a set heavy in new tunes.
As Celebration has grown in size, the music has followed suit. While some acts tend to lose focus on key elements and clutter their sound when they try and add members, Celebration has shown a careful balance in their newer look over the past year. The new stuff continues to accentuate Katrina's dynamic vocals, with more focus to detail.
All in all, folks got way more than their money's worth at this free show as the band swayed from dark and heavy to bright and luminescent sounds, and to everywhere in between. Never before has their sound hit you on so many levels, and I for one am excited to see where it's heading next.
Get Valerie's full photo set of the evening after the jump.
Photos by Valerie