NXNE 2013: Craig Stickland at The Rivoli

Craig Stickland at The Rivoli NXNE 2013

Day 3 of NXNE rolled around, and after a night of hip hop and the raucousness that is Dan Deacon, I was looking for something more chill. I found just that at the Rivoli with Craig Stickland.

Stickland and his four piece band played smooth, radio-ready pop ballads. The set really took off when Stickland took to the keys, playing aggressive progressions against beautiful, well phrased lyrics. Don’t be surprised if you hear Stickland’s name on a pop radio station near you soon.