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Matt Pryor / Chris Conley: live in Vancouverlive in Vancouver (2008)
Reviewer Rating: 4
Contributed by: DarrenMcLeodDarrenMcLeod
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Few lineups could evoke the same kind of nostalgia that this one did: Chris Conley of Saves the Day and Matt Pryor of the Get Up Kids breaking out acoustic guitars for a solo tour. Both artists released albums that defined my high school years (Through Being Cool and Something to Write Home About), .
Few lineups could evoke the same kind of nostalgia that this one did: Chris Conley of Saves the Day and Matt Pryor of the Get Up Kids breaking out acoustic guitars for a solo tour. Both artists released albums that defined my high school years (Through Being Cool and Something to Write Home About), and to see both in a small venue seemed like a wonderful opportunity. The audience at the show was rather diverse, and judging by the T-shirts of the audience, was made up of as many people wanting to hear songs from Can’t Slow Down as those looking forward to some New Amsterdams tracks.
I suppose the only flaw that I can find in the night was that it was uneven. What I mean is that, while both artists performed exceptionally well, Conley really set it up to be a fun, request-all kind of night. And I think that this made most of the audience anticipate (or at least hope for) the same sort of set by Pryor, as evidenced by about 10 different kids asking for “Holiday” through Matt’s set. But that’s a rather minor quibble that should not deter anyone with the slightest interest in either of these artists from going to one of their shows.
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