Cover the Crescent - Crescent Ballroom - 6/13/2014

I have loved the idea of the near monthly "Cover the Crescent" events at Crescent Ballroom since its inception and I have attended nearly all of them, but I have never seen a CTC sell out until Friday night.

This particular edition of Cover the Crescent was beyond all others that have preceded it, however. It was three bands, three artists, and a strict attention to three iconic albums. Previous attempts have come close, but clearly when you choose Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Portishead's Dummy and Radiohead's OK Computer, then add to it that some of the greatest talent in Phoenix will be performing it, you get to a near-riot capacity. These are arguably the greatest works of each artist and more importantly, they are seminal works that defined much of what would follow their release.

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Mitchell Hillman