JAM Magazine Concert Reviews

April 29, 2015
House of Blues - Dallas
Dallas, TX USA
Review by Bridget Craig
Photos by Bridget Craig

Magic Man

A Magical Night In Dallas

With their debut album, Before the Waves, just under a year old, Magic Man hit the road again with support from Great Good Fine Ok and Vinyl Theatre across nine states this spring and tonight makes at stop at the Crambridge Room at the dallas, Texas House of Blues. The five piece are truly magical when it comes to making music and even more when they perform. Listening to the record before the show always gets me pumped and ready for the live performance. Songs like "Paris" and "Every Day" are filled with the energy that effortlessly flows through frontman Alex Caplow the entire show.

The Boston natives had Vinyl Theatre open the show with their indie rock vibes, followed by Great Good Fine Ok, who threw the crowd back with electro-pop sounds from the 80’s. Magic Man came out with "Waves" and every fan in the sold out Cambridge Room went crazy for the charismatic Caplow. Moving on to fan favorite "Apollo," the dedicated front row fans reached to the stage as he sang "won’t you take my hand" and instantly connected with all of them. Their sound was a mix of various pop, EDM, and rock sounds, which made them quite unique. The red and blue color combinations with a fog machine lining the stage gave the performance that extra detail it needed to make the show memorable. Caplow never stood still, even when he wasn’t singing he danced around the stage and somehow got the parents who were dragged along by their teenager to do the same.

Ending the night with a cover of The Middle by Jimmy Eat World and their hit single "Paris," the whole band stayed hours after the show to make sure every fan got photos and autographs, really making them feel like they belong. It seemed like the proper way to spend a Sunday night and I would be glad to do it again the next time Magic Man makes their way through Dallas.