KONGOS at the House of Blues Boston – Boston

Photos and Review by Robert McDonald
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I had the opportunity to catch a trio of alternative rock bands headed by KONGOS at the House of Blues Boston on Wednesday. The result was a soulful and inspirational evening filled with emotional and toe-tapping music.
The evening was kicked off by Colony House, from Nashville, TN. Colony House consists of brothers Caleb and Will Chapman and guitarist, Scott Mills. Their combination of tight harmonies, inspiration lyrics and stripped-down instrumentals was a refreshing starter to the night’s entertainment.
Sir Sly performed their set bathed in red and blue stage lights with white lights shining up on each member. This lighting is kryptonite for digital photographers, but it set the mood perfectly for lead singer, Landon Jacobs, who stalked the stage pounding out the dark lyrics that synched well with the beat heavy riffs of his band mates.
Set up in a straight line on a shallow stage, KONGOS, a quartet of brothers from South Africa, took the stage last as headliners for the first time in North America. This arrangement created an intimate experience and the performance was streamed live for Yahoo! Live. Their set list included all but one track from their latest album, “Lunatic”, as well as a few covers including the Beatles, Eleanor Rigby. Of course, their popular Come With Me Now was a crowd favorite,but for me, Sex on the Radio live was the song that echoed in my head for the ride home.

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