Downtown is pumping with the beats from Robert DeLong, concert goers of the Twilight Concert Series are packed in the Gallivan Center in downtown SLC with the nearby Walker Center in frame. - Photo: Logan Sorenson | Lmsorenson.net
Twilight Concert Series 2018: Robert DeLong 08.23 w/ Mojave Nomads, DJ Erockalypze
Twilight Concert Series has returnedto the Gallivan Center for another year of gathering Downtown for outdoor music and overall fun. This week’s musical guest is the American musician Robert DeLong, and he brings his high energy, electronic-infused, multi-instrumental experimental rock-pop style to Salt Lake City. Supporting DeLong for this summer concert, Utah-based group Mojave Nomads came along with DJ Erockalypze to help welcome in the crowds as they grab a beer and a spot on the grass as the sun heads down.
First up is DJ Erockalypze playing on the main stage to a growing crowd making their way in past the barricades to the grassy main amphitheater. Fusing a mix of popular hits as well as nostalgic oldie hits and using them together to create addictive dance-beats that put the crowd in a good mood.
Up next to the stage was five-piece local pop-rock band Mojave Nomads consisting of Tyler Harris for lead vocals/rhythm guitar, Colter Hill on lead guitar, Bryton Bell with the bass, Cole Eisenhour on percussion, Mason Hill covering synth/keys. By combining dance-rock and groovy electronic-vibes with stand out vocal work, Mojave Nomads establish their style and inspire the crowd to move their feet.
Headlining this whole shindig was, featured guest for the Twilight Concerts Series, Robert DeLong. DeLong could easily be described as an electronic musician, but that would sell short the overall experience within the production and music itself. DeLong also plays drums, keyboard, guitar, video game controllers and with lasers—Yes, lasers—all while providing vocals and manually manipulating all of the above for a live experience akin to a Bo Burnham–esque musical demonstration dialed to 11 that makes you want to dance yet stop just to watch the talent on stage. Crowd favorites such as “Favorite Color is Blue,” “Long Way Down” and “Jealousy” are all being absorbed by the crowd as they chanted along with the choruses, dance and watched Robert DeLong make his way anywhere and everywhere onstage, making this Thursday evening a great addition to the lineup of this summer concert series.