I’m not going to lie, before this show, The Brook and The Bluff were not necessarily on my radar. I saw that they were playing in NYC and that their genre was rock, and I wanted to go. Nothing could’ve prepared me for the amazing show I attended. I knew it was going to be good when the opener Lindsey Lomis took the stage. She was amazing and so engaging with the crowd. It really set the tone for the night. Then the stage was being set for The Brook and The Bluff, a very intimate stage setting. A lamp and ‘Yard Sale’ sign set up on the keys. This night created a lifelong fan out of me. They brought out an acoustic mic at one point to cover The Beach Boys as well as a new song. This really slowed down the moment and the vocals were beautiful. Seeing everyone just put their phones down and listen in awe to those few special songs was really amazing. At the end of the show, of course no one was ready for it to be over. “Pastels, Pastels, Pastels” the crowd chanted. The band came back for one last performance of the song “Pastels” of their newest album, Yard Sale. After the show, everyone was lingering, not wanting it to really be over. However it did have to end eventually, and we all rushed to the long merch line, trying to stay as long as we could.
Review/Photo By: Tharynn Hook