ARTIST: MONDO COZMO
DATE: JUNE 29TH, 2017
LOCATION: LOS ANGELES,CA
Hello, from ‘The Reclusive Blogger’ again! This evening I had the absolute pleasure of seeing one of my favorite new artists and honestly just one of my favorite artists in general Mondo Cozmo. The Musician in question is the current artistic moniker of Joshua Ostrander who started out with the band Eastern Conference Champions some years ago. But with his current iteration and great band lineup (or his dudes as Josh often puts it), Mondo Cozmo is coming onto the rock and pop scene forcefully with fun and uber catchy string of songs. Most notably the radio friendly single “Shine”.
My Mondo Cozmo origin story first began when I saw them live back in March of this year (nearly 3 months to the day to be exact). They opened up for another favorite band of mine (yes I do have a lot of favorite bands) Bastille in Brooklyn at the Barclays Arena. This show is where I truly became a fan. As I remember I was not only excited to see headliner but the opener for that gig which can be a rarity nowadays. Mondo Cozmo’s live show in Brooklyn was just that type raw rock music that I was missing in my life and on my Spotify.
Flash forward to a couple of days ago when Alt 98.7fm emailed me saying I had won passes to see them at a Close to Home concert and on a rooftop no less. I was beyond stoked. I hadn’t seen the band in a while but I was keeping up with their progression online via social media. And I heard these gigs we’re super intimate and chill.
As I stated previously the Close to Home concert was held on the rooftop at 1600 Vine which had beautiful views of the city in the evening. Mondo Cozmo came on 7:00 sharp. I stayed as close to stage as possible wanting to soak it all in, but it was loud (good loud though). The band starting out with “Chemical Dream” which has a lot of cool pedals effects and space vibes going on. With the refrain “We Are All Systems Go”. The band next tore through tracks like “Automatic” which has a great underlying dance groove to it from the bass line. “Higher” which is another one that has a big Electronica vibe but still rocks hard. Big crowd favorites were the latest single “Plastic Soul” which has Soul-Rock vibe and is about time-travel the title playing major homage to David Bowie. They ended the night with “Shine” an epic sing-along anthem that’s been getting major radio play. To me, I felt
I got to see a band (one of my favorites no less) in the coolest setting right before they blow up and I’m telling you they will blow up. They have improved on their sound and stage presence just from when I last saw them. Sounding incredible and forming a unique yet honest and raw rock sound. That I think many will come to love. So I suggest you check out Mondo Cozmo immediately (after reading this article of course) I attached all the important links and photos from the event below and as always thank you for reading. 🙂 x
– The Reclusive Blogger 🙂 x
Set list (not in order & hopefully correct):
Hold On to Me
Sixes and Seven
MONDO COZMO IMPORTANT LINKS:
Official Website: http://www.mondocozmo.com
Automatic Video: https://youtu.be/1ylYLXDLE7s