Formed only a couple of years ago, “Americalifornia” quintet Milo Greene has already established itself as a stellar up-and-coming group. Their recently released eponymous debut album has received a lot of praise from fans and journalists for its expertly crafted blend of Americana, rock, folk, and pop (in my review for Popmatters, I likened them to a ideal synthesis of Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes). Naturally, such quick success in the studio leads to a rapid nationwide tour, which is exactly what the band is doing. Tomorrow night, March 6th, fans in the Philadelphia area can catch Milo Greene at one of the city’s most beloved music spots, The Trocadero Theatre. Together, their music and the venue make for a perfect match.
Even if the name isn’t familiar, Milo Greene’s music most likely is, as their single “1957” has received a lot of airplay over the last few months. Of course, the rest of their repertoire is equally charming, with tracks such as “What’s the Matter” and “Take a Step” revealing plenty of beautiful, nuanced angst that stands in great contrast to the warm freedom of songs like “Son My Son” and “Cutty Love.” Really, there are few bands today that capture emotion and spirit as well as Milo Greene.
Doors open at 7:30 PM and tickets for the show can be purchased here for around $20. If you’ve got the time and enjoy heartfelt, lavish folk rock with fantastic instrumentation, there’s no reason not to check them out tomorrow night. Also, if you haven’t picked up their debut album yet, well, what are you waiting for?