Clay Terrace concerts like ‘get-together with friends’
By Joseph Knoop
This year’s free outdoor concert series at Clay Terrace Mall will begin at 7 p.m., June 5 and continue every Thursday through July 17.
They’ll be held at the gazebo behind Kona Grill and Mitchell’s Fish Market. It’s a grassy area, but anyone thinking of attending might want to bring a folding chair if they want a place to sit.
One of the band’s gracing the stage this year will be Carmel-area pop and rock band Phone Club, which will be performing 7 to 9 p.m. July 10.
Paul Waltz, lead guitar and vocalist for Phone Club, said the band takes itself very casually, while maintaining a great sense of fun for friends and audience members.
“We consider ourselves a very casual band,” Waltz said. “For a while we thought about calling our name ‘Not Our Day Jobs’ just because it’s one of those things. We love to have fun with it and enjoy the music and bring that out to people, but at the same time none of us are looking to make secondary income off of it.”
Phone Club formed three years ago by Bryan Ferry. Ferry began playing with friends he had met at SoHo Cafe & Gallery, community events and the Carmel Rotary.
The band, which has performed at events like CarmelFest and at venues like the Palladium, performs covers of popular rock and pop bands like The Black Keys, Ben Folds and The Rolling Stones.
“I learned a lot in terms of how to perform live with them because they’re the first band I’ve consistently played with,” Waltz said.
Drummer and pianist, Dan Chester, a graduate of Berkley College of Music, manages a lot of the band’s organization, Waltz said.
“We love to play at places like Union Brewing Company where people are already having a good time, because that’s where people seem to respond the most and jump in,” he said. “We know a lot of people in the community, so often a lot of our shows feel like getting together with friends.”
Clay Terrace Mall concert lineup:
June 5 – Zanna-Doo
June 12 – Barometer Soup
June 19 – Toy Factory
June 26 – Area Code 812
July 3 – Living Proof
July 10 – Phone Club
July 17 – My Yellow Rickshaw