Although Matthew Houck doesn’t quite have the legendary status of Deal just yet, this show at the Echo was one of the best live shows I’ve seen in some time.
On Phosphorescent’s most recently released album, Pride, most songs are melancholy and bittersweet. The album is almost fully a solo effort, aside from a few backing vocals.
So when Houck and company took the stage I was prepared to be disappointed. Instead, what the four guys on stage turned out was a remarkably smooth, harmonic, electrified version of Houck’s charming songs.
What Phosphorescent performed on that day was an event not to be missed.