Pickathon 2012: Southeast EnginePosted by Rob Hedberg
Indie folk rockers Southeast Engine performed their first set Friday afternoon to large gathering of fans on the MT. View stage. On Saturday though, the band played in the Galaxy Barn for a tinier crowd. Southeast engine covered a variety of music from their ten-year history, and throughout their set acted as if their performance was sold out. The band also joked with the crowd about how all the songs sung that night were inspired by the 2012 Olympics, and reminisced about growing up in Ohio. One of the best moments of their concert was the song “Cold Front Blues,” which features frontman Adam Remnant’s sincere and convincing lyrics incorporated with beautiful transitions that blend their ardent folk with charming pop that drew a hefty number of fans listening outside to come join and watch the entertainment. Southeast Engine are inching their way toward mainstream success, and their Pickathon performances demonstrated this fact.