This. This is why Fayetteville rules.
Out of nowhere, on a random Friday night in January, the singer of one of the most acclaimed young bands in the country with one of the most highly thought-of albums of 2016 is going to play an intimate house concert near Wilson Park.
The artist is Evan Stephens Hall, singer of New Jersey-based band Pinegrove, who will perform Friday, Jan. 13 at 480 W Cleburn St. with local indie group, Brother Moses.
The band’s been around since 2010, but they had a breakout year in 2016 with the release of their stellar 8-track album, Cardinal. Pitchfork rated the record an 8.0, praising for the band for their rootsy/pop/alt-country sound, and Hall’s vivid, introspective lyrics.
They performed an excellent Tiny Desk Concert (watch below) back in December that provides a nice cross section of the band’s music, which runs the gamut from slower, acoustic ballads to anthemic pop songs.
The band is set to start a European tour on Feb. 21, but we suppose until then, Hall is doing a few shows on his own.
It’s a free show, and according to the Facebook event where we found it, doors will open at 8 p.m. and the show will start at 9 p.m. Brother Moses (read our interview with them from earlier this year) is scheduled to kick off the night, followed by a performance by Hall.