Sofar Houston (Songs From A Room)
The Suffers, The Caldwell, Arthur Yoria
August 23, 2013
The premise is intriguing and creative: hold an exclusive, invitation only concert in a non-traditional venue (like a living room), without charging a cover at the door, specify BYOB, and accept donations for each band after their individual performance. Oh, and the only "rule" asks you to refrain from talking during each band's set.
Sounds like heaven, amirite?!
According to the organizers, Songs From A Room (Sofar) began in London sometime in 2011. Incarnations of the concert series occur around the world, with Houston having hosted eight previous editions, Friday night being the ninth. The series is entirely volunteer driven, from promotion to production.
The excitement lies in the delivery. The bands are never announced beforehand, so every night is a mystery. Three bands play along, including two short opening sets and a longer headlining set. The bands play their best stuff in order to win new fans, all in the name of great music.More »