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Bob Moses Expertly Blend Indie Rock and Deep House at Terminal 5

October 3rd, 2016

Bob Moses – Terminal 5 – September 30, 2016

Bob Moses - Terminal 5 – September 30, 2016
Fusing genres to create rhythmically, dynamic songs, Bob Moses, a Canadian duo based in Brooklyn, have been making quite a name for themselves. Having recently launched a 24-city North American tour, the band came to Terminal 5 on Friday night where they were welcomed with smiles and cheers as they made their way onstage. The duo played songs from the from their debut album, Days Gone By, which was also released as a deluxe edition called Days Gone By (Never Enough Edition) this past August.

Bob Moses create a bridge between indie rock and deep house music, and Tom Howie’s voice sounded dramatic yet sensual on songs like “Talk” and “Tearing Me Up,” as pulsating beats and somber lyrics intersected with an interesting story. Their performance is unique, the DJ’ing crossed over with the elements of a live band, creating a set focused on the flow of the rhythm. Bright strobes of colorful, vivid lights filled the venue as they played “Touch and Go,” creating a hypnotic dance floor.

A Bob Moses Story is a mini documentary that captures the way Howie and Jimmy Vallance met by chance and instantaneously clicked as friends and bandmates. Vallance says, “The puzzle pieces fit great from Day One. Don’t compromise stuff, don’t take shortcuts. If it feels good, do it. If it doesn’t, don’t.” And on Friday night at Terminal 5, it felt good. —Karen Silva | @ClassicKaren