The crowd Hipsters, hippies, parents and teens filled the house on Friday night. Certainly an un-stereotypical crowd is a representation of The Congress’ reach. Anyone can find pleasure in The Congress’ raw, organic sound and this was clear just by looking around at the diverse crowd. A concert for your mom, significant other or pal’s night on the town – The Congress puts on a universally pleasurable performance.
The bad Simple… why’d it have to end so early? I know 1am isn’t too early, but why’d it have to end at all?
Favorite moment Hands down, our favorite moment was when The Congress covered Eric Clapton’s age-old classic, “After Midnight.” Jonathan Meadows belted the sultry lyrics while Mark Levy attacked the drums and Scott Lane wailed on the guitar. A soulful, and almost dark, rendition of this nostalgic song had feet movin’ and bodies groovin’ into the wee hours of the morning.
FYI The Congress just released their first full-length album, Whatever You Want, although they play sound like a band that has been cranking out LPs for ages. We are shocked that this is just their first and are already waiting what their future holds. This Denver-based band was able to pack The Bluebird, one of the city’s most prominent venues, not an easy task.
In my opinion There aren’t too many genuine rock bands around anymore. The Congress embodies the nitty-gritty, authentic sound of a traditional rock band, one that’s rare but certainly a gem.
Check out The Congress’ recent interview with our pals, Unified Funk Option, here.