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Dan Croll :: Aladdin Theater :: 04.07.14

Dan Croll was one of the first bands we featured on Thoughts From Last Night, when the 23 year-old Liverpudlian and his band played to a tiny crowd at Holocene during their first US tour. Now, almost exactly six months to the day after their last visit, Dan Croll and company returned to Portland to play the Aladdin Theater on Monday night.
 
Fresh off an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel and the release of his first album, Dan Croll is a man in transition: big enough to command marquee space at The Aladdin and national television appearances, but as he jokingly pointed out, not big enough to actually fill the venue.
 
The small crowd that showed up, however, was treated a wonderfully light, intimate performance. Amidst songs like "Compliment Your Soul", "Home", and "From Nowhere", the honey-voiced singer took time to banter and joke with fans between almost every song. At the end of their show, the band hopped off the stage and sat in the front row with their fans arrayed around them campfire-style, and then proceeded to do a beautiful, completely unplugged rendition of "Sweet Disarray" that moved a couple of audience members to tears.
 
If Dan Croll's ascendant trajectory continues, it's unlikely that we'll see him in such intimate surroundings again. But for his fans on Monday night, they had an opportunity to experience one last, almost magical night in close quarters with a rising star.



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04/09/2014 2:23PM
Dan Croll :: Aladdin Theater :: 04.07.14
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