Kip Moore took the Fillmore Silver Spring by force this past Friday with a full-tilt rock show. Fans young and old packed the venue to absolute capacity to see the Georgia-raised songwriter and his touring band rip through a well-stocked catalog of heartland-rock oriented songs that, in the last few years, have become part of the 21st century country music canon. Anthemic cuts like “Wild Ones” and “Lipstick” from Moore’s most recent major-label release (Wild Ones, August 2015) benefited from an enormous surge of energy from the crowd, many of whom knew every single word. One of the biggest highlights of the set, however, was a wholly unexpected cover of punk/pop band Jimmy Eat World’s magnum opus, “The Middle,” sung in the same gruff, passionate, barrel-of-whiskey voice that has helped make Moore such a pivotal figure in the country music scene.
Scroll down for some of the sights of the show, and catch Kip Moore and Jon Pardi on the rest of the Me And My Kind tour here.