Grace-ing North Adams with Her Presence
I’d love to write a fancy story about Grace Potter & the Nocturnals’ performance a few weeks ago at Mass Moca, but the truth is all I remember is drinking, dancing and having a blast.
This is the third time I’ve gone to a show at Moca (Museum of Contemporary Art) without any prior knowledge of the performer, and the third time I have been very pleasantly surprised. While the venue isn’t ideal (kind of big and spread out, a little too dark and mediocre sound quality), the music has always been good enough for that stuff not to matter.
The performance by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals was no different. The bluesy, chick-fueled rock n’ roll had the crowd (which varied from young to old, college kid to townie, to old artsy townie college kid) on their feet and shaking their ass. Well, at least the group of people I was with.
Anyway, what’s not to love about a band fronted by a blonde babe, especially one brave enough to wear a completely sequined dress onstage?