Show Review // City and Colour

On September 15 th , 2017, I had the pleasure of seeing City and Colour perform at Pappy and Harriet’s, a world-renowned venue nestled in the hills of Pioneertown. Fans flocked from all around to watch City and Colour play on the same stage that has hosted artists such as Robert Plant and Paul McCartney. City and Colour, also known as Dallas Green, boasted melodic tunes, including "The Girl" and "Coming Home". To the surprise of the audience, he even performed tracks from his previous band, Alexisonfire. "This Could Be Anywhere in the World" features the rare combination of a hard-driven instrumental track and soulful vocals that could bring any bystander to their knees.

This performance was nothing short of spectacular; Dallas Green has a voice that sounds like it could build a fire, bake cookies, and tuck you into bed as you drift off into your dreams. Seldom do fans get the opportunity to watch their favorite artist up close at a venue which is, in my opinion, a very underrated gem. To be able witness such raw talent is truly something special: it tears down all distractions and leaves you with the feeling that you are sitting one-on- one with someone who is simply sharing their story. The cozy mixture of quality and comfort has even pushed me as far to say that this is one of the best performances I have ever seen. This merit is not awarded due to a flashy stage, pyrotechnics, or even over-attentive staff. This could have been anywhere
in the world, yet it happened at a small venue in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nothing but stars and the love of music. I look forward to seeing where City and Colour will be playing next, and highly suggest seeing this amazing artist live the moment you get the chance.

Caitlin Logan

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