Man/Miracle at Noise Pop ’09

06/26/2010

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Man/Miracle plays a packed house at The Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco for the Noise Pop Festival.February 24, 2010

Man/Miracle, the three piece band lead by singer Dylan Travis, have enough talent to be a man miracle (in the least biblical sense) but I’m just prophesying. Opening at The Bottom of The Hill for Rogue Wave, the band was true to their debut album, The Shape of Things: great at times, but not throughout. Tracks like “Hot Sprawl,” create a hot mess for critics. It’s lush. It’s new. The guitar riff is folksy with bluesy undertones, but the drum patterns and vocals make for a rock rager that make you just wanna get up and say “Hell yeah!” Then there are songs like “You’ve Got A Hold On Me,” which are fine but lack those “it’s.” It’s just good. Like their album, there were moments during their live where you don’t even realize you’re magically dancing, and then lows where you wonder, “Is this a different band?”

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