On April 24th I attended a small acoustic show at The Vineyard Community Space. Arriving unfashionably late I walked in to the middle of Peter House’s set. Peter House is a singer/songwriter originating from Pottsdam. At the time he was playing his banjo, and singing something folksy. He switched to guitar after that song and played a couple more. He reminds me of a less overdone Ghost Mice. What little I heard was pretty good. His music can be found at peterhouse.bandcamp.com
Running smoothly, Condition Oakland took the stage in less time than it took to smoke a cigarette, causing me to miss the first few bars of their first song. Condition Oakland plays a sandpaper blend of folk punk, influenced by bands such as Jawbreaker, Lucero, and Alkaline Trio. On the last day of their tour, they seemed somewhat fatigued, as they drove up from Virginia the day before and bassist Dan Campbell was suffering from a throat ailment. Even with all of this and the low turnout they still delivered a solid set.
Their music can be found at conditionoakland.bandcamp.com.
Following Condition Oakland was Envious Disguise, doing a rare acoustic set of older material, including a cover of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing, a half jazz rendition of “Like Brother,” and “Cut From a Different Cloth.”