El Pino & The Volunteers – InStore @ Plato (Utrecht)
March 4, 2010
Around 4:30PM, the store manager of the Plato in Utrecht announced that the band was ready to go and a small group of listeners formed around the stage area. It was kind of a small inlet in the back of the store where the band was bringing acoustic goodness to the few lucky ones inside the store.
They played a couple songs, among which Wake Up and No Cure For Stupidity. The songs sounded very pleasant acoustically and came across very well. This band has a very comfortable stage presence and quite a relaxed vibe that shines through in their music. The songs feel natural and musically they are sound. And the band knows how to deliver.
This was only the 3rd time I saw them live (first time was years ago when they opened for Augustana and last time was more recently), and I can see a lot of growth and maturity in this band. I will make sure not to wait this long to catch them live again. Guys, I hope the show in Ekko was a great success!
Here are a few videos to enjoy: