Concert Review and Slideshow: Owl City at House of Blues

Mid-way through last night’s concert at House of Blues, Owl City front man Adam Young told the crowd that he felt like “an undeserving guy” because he initially never thought anyone would hear the songs that he wrote in his Owatonna, Minn. basement. “I can’t even process this,” he admitted to the audience. While that humility was certainly endearing, it also suggested that the transition from basement to concert club hasn’t exactly been seamless. In fact, Young, who began the show with the jittery “Speed of Love,” a catchy synth-pop number from last year’s The Midsummer Station, danced awkwardly and didn’t appear entirely comfortable as the front man of a four-piece band he had assembled.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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