Patrick at the WIOQ Performance Theater in Bala Cynwyd, PA August 10, 2011.
ATTN anyone going to a Patrick Stump show
If you have a camera with good quality audio, try to catch Patrick’s “This is How We Do It” Medley-thing. The internet needs better quality proof of such badassery.
AUG 7 2011 01:09 PM ET by Leah Greenblatt
God Bless Patrick Stump, then, for landing at the mercifully shady BMI stage; the Fall Out Boy frontman followed his former bandmate Pete Wentz’s Friday side-project appearance with his own new solo incarnation. And though you’ve probably heard it before, dude looks like a whole new man—seriously.
Dressed like the world’s jazziest New Wave cater-waiter, Stump began the set with scat-like instrumental noodles (years ago during an interview, I remember him waxing on giddily about his love for Ornette Coleman; today, this made sense). His new sound, some out-there mix of funk and dandy, defies easy description; the closest I can come is to say that that James Brown and Bryan Ferry made a baby, and then put a bowtie on him.
In a day sometimes overly full of covers, Stump wins the gold medal for medleys for his set-crowning New-Jack mashup of Montel Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It,” Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step,” Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly,” and Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison.” I’m not sure that what he’s doing with his original stuff will ever be commercial in the way that FOB was at their peak, but I’ve rarely seen a genuinely musical guy work that hard to bring that much show to a crowd.
@RSA_News another fav of mine… Craig and Secretariat in Paris <3