Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional, Further Seems Forever) and his latest project, Twin Forks, kicked off their Folsom Records Tour at the House of Independence in Asbury Park on Friday, April 20. The intimate performance at Asbury Park’s newest music venue also featured music from The Social Animals and Dan Layus of Augustana.
The show started with The Social Animals who kicked off the show with a fantastic performance. The indie rock band were provided an energetic opening to warm up the crowd. Dan Layus followed with an emotional acoustic performance that left the crowd speechless. He eventually transitioned to the keyboard and played tracks from his new solo album, “Dangerous Things.” Both bands were perfect openers for the upbeat indie folk band, Twin Forks.
Carrabba and company opened with “Cross My Mind” from their self-titled debut and played the majority of the album along with a handful of surprise covers including “And She Was” by Talking Heads and “The General Specific” by Band of Horses. Carrabba joked around with the crowd who consistently asked him to take off his shirt throughout the performance. “Dress for the shirt you want” is how he responded when he took of his button down and revealed a sleeveless shirt. The crowd would laugh and sing along to tracks like “Kiss Me Darling” and “Can’t Be Broken.” The band closed the show with the beautifully upbeat “Back To You.” The intimate show ended with Carrabba and the rest of the band hanging out afterwards to take photos, sign autographs, and chat with the fans. It was a great night of music in Asbury Park and I can’t wait for them to come back soon.
Twin Forks Setlist
Cross My Mind
The Galway Girl (Steve Earle cover)
The Other Side
The General Specific (Band of Horses cover)
When the Fall Comes
Get Ready Marie
Kiss Me Darling
And She Was (Talking Heads cover)
Something We Just Know
Tall Green Grass (Cory Branan cover)
Can’t Be Broken
Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes cover)
Scraping Up the Pieces
Back to You
THE SOCIAL ANIMALS
Dan Layus of Augustana