Stop Light Observations stopped by Tampa, FL to perform at the 7th Annual Tampa Pig Jig. The Pig Jig formed to raise funds to benefit the NephCure Foundation in honor of the founders dear friend, Will, who was diagnosed with FSGS in 2009. What began as a backyard BBQ has grown into the Tampa Pig Jig on the River, a waterfront blowout with great bands, delicious food, fun games, and more than 6,000 attendees last year.
Stop Light Observations released their 2013 debut called “Radiation”. Metronome hailed the record’s “emotive and elegant” songs, which landed perfectly in the sweet spot between arena and indie rock. The band went from relative unknowns to playing Bonnaroo and selling out Charleston’s largest club, The Music Farm, in just a year.
The band went on around 3:30PM with one goal in mind – rock the Pig Jig attendees whether they were aware of SLO’s music or not. The band has a slew of different music styles that they showcased through their blistering set full of surprises. At the end of the day, SLO is a rock n’ roll band with thought provoking lyrics as evidenced in the track, “Aquarius Apocalyptic”. They also performed a unique, slow paced version of “Creep” by Radiohead which was a crowd pleaser. If they’re in your town, the band is not to be missed.
The band has a dozen or so dates leading into the new year – for more information and to get tour dates visit their official website http://www.stoplightobservations.com.