If you’re unfamiliar with the band Glorietta, you’ve been seriously missing out. The “unlikely singer-songwriter super group” helmed by the one-and-only Matthew Vasquez are everything you hope for when you venture out to see live music. It may sound like hyperbole, but as someone who has seen his share of shows, I swear to you that it’s true.
These shows aren’t about every note being perfect, but each and every moment is without question just that. From the antics of those not currently taking their turn leading vocals, to the gut wrenching solo numbers, to the passing of the Patron—there’s palpable, growing kinship that draws you in and makes you wish you were part of their family.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have seen Glorietta do their thing as many times as I have (three times @ Newport Folk Festival, where they made their debut and last week @ Brighton Music Hall.) And if this is, in fact, the first and final tour of this group of Super Friends, well… I’ll understand, but that doesn’t mean that I have to like it.
If it’s at all within your reach, get your ass out to one of the remaining shows on their tour. And don’t forget the tequila.