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article imageReview: Matt Nathanson, O.A.R. perform at SummerStage in Central Park Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 15, 2018 in Music
New York - On August 13, singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson and O.A.R performed at SummerStage in Central Park in New York City, for a good turnout.
Nathanson commanded the stage with such songs as "Still" and "Sadness," and he delivered on his acoustic cover of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar of Me," which is off his Pyromattia album. Of course, "Come On Get Higher" was the song that everybody wanted to hear, which he nailed as always. Equally noteworthy was his distinct version of Queen's "Under Pressure." Nathanson closed on an empowering note with "Little Victories," which was soothing, coupled with an inspirational message to it.
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O.A.R.
O.A.R. kicked off their set with "About Mr. Brown," and they immediately broke into "Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes" and "Black Rock." Front-man Marc Roberge had the crowd with him every step of the way and was able to put on a high-energy show.
Other stand-out songs in their show included "Over and Over" and "Hey Girl," and of course, their signature tunes "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)," and "Peace." The inclusion of the carefree tune "Just Like Paradise" in their show was an added bonus due to its mellow and liberating vibe.
The Verdict
Overall, Matt Nathanson and O.A.R were both superb at SummerStage in Central Park in New York City. Both acts prove that they are at the top of their game, musically, and they are worth checking out whenever they play in a concert in the area. Each of their sets garnered an A rating.
Read More: Matt Nathanson chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming studio album, Sings His Sad Heart.
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