Bob Moses at The Wiltern
Red Bull's 30 Days in L.A. brings a wide swath of artists to the city of angels throughout the month of November. Bob Moses, who kicked off the fourth day of the month-long event with openers Harrison Brome and Mike Shannon, performed to a sold out crowd at The Wiltern. The audience was eclectic, from a gaggle of girls celebrating their Friday night out to festival regulars reciting every word of their moody lyricism between passionate dance moves. The duo, comprised of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance, elevated their music to a transcendent experience with a stage production that perfectly encapsulated the rich dynamic their blend of genres provides.
The band opened with "Like it or Not" from their debut album Days Gone By, released September of last year. It begins slow then progressively builds into a sweaty dancefloor jam; the perfect spark to kick off the start of the night before dipping into "Far From The Tree" from their second EP. Appropriately, the lights switched from their color display to black and white while performing "Talk." The house lights turned on and Howie announced he wanted to slow it down a little bit before proceeding to "All I Want From You" after thanking the crowd for being there. Towards the end, everybody sang along to their most-played hit "Tearing Me Up." Couples held each other while they swayed to the beat and girls snapped their fingers at one another when dancing together. The band stepped off stage briefly before returning for their final number in "Too Much Is Never Enough" which set the crowd off into the Los Angeles night with a hunger to keep their musical high going until sunrise.