December 13, 2010
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
The certain highlight from my weekend was seeing Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine. Recently redone, the State was the perfect venue for a folk rock group. We had pretty good seats and were able to see the whole band and all their theatrics during the show. The group is great live and gave a full, exciting concert. With their latest album, they have really transitioned from a folk group to a folk rock genre. They played almost the entire album along with their quieter, earlier work. They remind me of Tina Turner/Janis Joplin/The Rolling Stones/The Beatles (the guys look like The Beatles). One of my favorites, "Paris," they saved for the very last song of their encore set, a perfect way to end the night. Here's the music video of Paris - oo la la!