11 of Our Favorite Martini Ranch Concerts
During all the times I had seen Patrick Stump perform with Fall Out Boy, he never looked quite as comfortable, confident, or happy as he did Tuesday night during his solo set at Martini Ranch.
Now, I do use the term solo loosely, as Stump has a complete and very talented backing band behind him, but you get the picture. He danced, he played guitar, he even played drums a few times.
We've written about Stump's move from punk to pop, but last night's performance sold me on the shift. Outside of a few covers, the songs Stump played were all his own, and it showed. The sincerity with which he performed was refreshing and it amped up an already excited audience. The night started off with a short, three-song set by Rocky Fresh, a Chicago rapper who has benefited from Stump's tutelage. -- Wayne Schutsky
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