The above video is not from the Horn Concert, but it grabbed your attention, didn’t it?
As you probably already know, Pinegrove (among whose members are Evan Stephens Hall and Nandi Plunkett, both ’11) recently released their new album, Meridian. Last Friday, they made their triumphant return to Kenyon to play at our own Horn Gallery. Their sound has changed since the band began, but the addition of new members and update of older songs did not detract from the concert experience.
The turnout at the Horn was relatively large, especially considering it was a Friday night, though much of the crowd was dispersed outdoors as the music was a little too loud inside. I found myself splitting my time between standing inside and getting a better view (and dancing, though there wasn’t much of that going on) and sitting out on the hill appreciating the music from afar.
Having Pinegrove return to Kenyon was really a great experience, as a large portion of the crowd was excited to know not only the words but the band themselves from years past. The atmosphere was really positive, and overall everyone seemed to be having a good time.
Pinegrove is one of the few bands I can say that I have seen live and enjoyed just as much as I do listening to them on my headphones. Plunkett and Hall harmonize beautifully, and overall the band was really together. If you missed this show, don’t forget to check out their Bandcamp and download their music. Pinegrove is currently on tour, playing shows through May and June, so if you happen to be in New York City over the summer, I would most definitely recommend going out and supporting a fantastic band.