The Black Moods - RockBar Inc., Scottsdale - 6/15/2013

The Black Moods
RockBar Inc., Scottsdale
June 15, 2013

Old Town Scottsdale came alive last night when The Black Moods blew the roof off Rockbar. On the street, the usual busy social scene of Scottsdale seemed mellow for a Saturday night. But inside, it was apparent word of mouth had spread, emptying the surrounding clubs, as people crammed inside the long, narrow bar for the evening's performance.

Prior to taking the stage, all three members of The Black Moods mingled with the crowd. Hugging and laughing commenced as singer Joshua Kennedy, bassist Ryan Prier, and drummer Danny "Chico" Diaz interacted with the attendees.

Around 10:30, The Black Moods left the ground level and strutted on stage, cocksure and swaggering. The lights above filtered into a mysterious blue and Chico began spinning a pair of drumsticks between his fingers while eyeing his bandmates. Prier picked up the rhythm as his fingers walked along his bass, and Kennedy dove into a guitar riff that immediately put the crowd at attention.

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