Internationally published music photographer Mara Robinson visited Akron’s Goodyear Theater last night and captured Red Wanting Blue, Will Hoge, and The Building live in concert.
First up was The Building, featuring quiet and pretty songs by Boardman’s own Anthony LaMarca (The War on Drugs) and his brother, Angelo, who wasn’t playing. His band featured Andrew Carlson on bass, Jason Lawrence on drums and guitar, Sam Buonavolonta on guitar and organ, and Nathan Phillips on piano.
Next, Will Hoge took the stage for a solo acoustic set, save for one last song where he was joined by Red Wanting Blue. It really would have been nice to see more of that go down.
Lastly, Red Wanting Blue took the stage, giving an outlet to a crowd that had become increasingly more restless as they chattered nonstop through the first two mellow acts. People took to their feet, and by the third song huddled into the space between the stage and the first row. Apparently that’s a no-go at the Goodyear Theater, but people quietly complied as police ordered everyone back to their seats.