by Eric Ashleigh

Phosphorescent, the moniker of singer-songwriter Matthew Houck, played the Marina Stage at the XPoNential Music Festival today.  Although the set started slow, perhaps because it was Houck’s birthday the night before, he and his band powered through, giving it their all during their forty-five minute set.  Even as rain poured down on the audience a few songs in, the band and the audience seemed not to notice, staying through the rain to hear this incredible performance.

Most of the songs played were from Phosphorescent’s most recent album, Muchacho, released March of 2013. The gorgeous “Song for Zula” was played half way through the set to enthusiastic cheers from the crowd.  Other highlights included the dark Americana jam, “The Quotidian Beat” (which featured some crazy keyboard solos), as well as the “Nothing was Stolen” and the closing “Los Angeles,” both from 2010’s Here’s to Taking it Easy. See photos of the performance in the gallery below and read the set list after the jump.

Terror In The Canyon’s
The Quotidien Breasts
Down To The Go
Song For Zula
Ride On/ Right On
Nothing Was Stolen
A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise
Los Angeles