Biloxi Parish play energetic new music for Upside Downtown


 Upside Downtown continued their Thursday afternoon showcase of local music, Aug. 19.


Zach Passey of Biloxi parish playing Rotary Square, for Upside Downtown, Aug 19. Photo by Richard Amery

 This time local roots rock band Biloxi Parish were on the bill in Rotary Square. As expected, they drew a younger, enthusiastic crowd as well as regulars who have enjoyed most of the afternoon concerts.


 Like most bands, I haven’t seen Biloxi Parish for a long time. Usually they pack the Owl Acoustic Lounge, but I missed their last show.


 And, like most bands, they’ve improved a lot, channelling ’70s and ’80s roots rock along the lines of Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp.


 They played a solid set of original material powered by frontman Zach Passey’s impassioned vocals.


 The tight band played plenty of catchy guitar riffs and added a few more alternative rock inspired solos.


 Karen Romanchuk and Wendy Colby play this week’s Upside Downtown concert series at Rotary Square from 5-7 p.m. , Thursday, Aug. 23.

— By Richard Amery, L.A.Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 August 2021 14:01 )