Viva PHX: David D'Alessio, Brian Marquis, Dylan Pratt - One Coffee Co. - 3/7/14 (VIDEO)
Photos by Chelsea Hough David D'Alessio and fiancée Jen Blodgett at One Coffee Co. during Viva PHX on Friday.
Viva PHX feat. David D'Alessio, Brian Marquis, Dylan Pratt
One Coffee Co.
While rock, pop, and hip-hop respectively blared from other Viva PHX venues around downtown Phoenix on Friday night, the scene at One Coffee Co. was a bit more subdued. Folk artists, acoustic guitarists, and troubadours from both the local scene and across the country dominated this particular stage, each offering their take on the singer/songwriter genre. And while the music may not have been as bombastic or thunderous as what was taking place at other stages, it had a certain emotional power of its own.
To wit: Brian Marquis, who hails from Boston, started the night with a laid-back set. His raspy rock vocals gave off a bit of a twang that helped round out his performance to give a full sound. The captivated the crowd with such originals as "Ratt Street" and covers like "Hard to Explain" by The Strokes and "High and Dry" by Radiohead.
To top it all off, Marquis not only demonstrated how well he can play guitar, but also showed off some of his harmonica skills as well. A somewhat talkative performer, he joked with the Arizonans about the weather as he urged them to purchase some tank tops he was selling after he wasn't able to movie them in Chicago because of freezing temperatures.