In Bloom Music Festival brought many fantastic bands to Houston, Texas, but one that we looked forward to most was Nashville’s own Moon Taxi, featuring Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitar), Tommy Putnam (bass), Spencer Thomson (guitar, programming), Tyler Ritter (drums), and Wes Bailey (keys).
The band recently released their new album “Let the Record Play,” much of which was performed during their set at the festival and had the whole crowd smiling and dancing to its upbeat indie rock tracks and thoughtful lyrics. Each song had a hook of its own and a unique sound that we couldn’t get enough of.
Their full set list included the following (bolded with links are our personal favorites):
- Let The Record Play
- Make Your Mind Up
- Not Too Late
- Nothing Can Keep Us Apart
- Run Right Back
- All Day All Night
- Red Hot Lights
- Good As Gold
- Two High
It was a perfect, sunny afternoon in Houston to grab a cold one and listen to their breezy tunes and hum along. Spring truly did feel in bloom.
— In Bloom Music Festival (@inbloomfest) March 25, 2018
They ended their kinetic performance with a bang and had us all jamming out to their most well-known single, “Two High.” This crowd-pleaser of a song reached #1 at Triple A radio, plays often on Sirius XM’s The Spectrum, Alt Nation and Jam On, and even has over 84 million streams on Spotify. We recently watched the music video for it and absolutely love the positive, empowering message it emanates to all who hear: “We can come together, we won’t give up on the fight.”
In addition to In Bloom Fest, the band has played at several other festivals around the country, including Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and our city’s own Austin City Limits.
Check out some photos from their set below, and be sure to stay tuned for more recaps and photo galleries from the festival!
For more information on Moon Taxi and when you can catch them next, visit http://www.lettherecordplay.com/.
Leigh is a native Texan gone temporary New Yorker and now proud Austinite. Passions include but are not limited to music (both as a spectator and dabbler), traveling & cultural adventures, film & television, true crime, design (of the fashion, interior, and graphic sorts), and photographing & writing about all the aforementioned. Self-acclaimed coffee connoisseur & wino, cat aficionado, book worm, and nature junkie.