Midlake @ The Belly Up, Solana Beach 3/2/10

The second show of Midlake’s The Courage Of Others support tour brought a good bit of Denton, TX (openers Matthew And The Arrogant Sea also hail from the UNT homebase) and a 90 minute headlining set to Southern California’s Solana Beach. Not a sellout, but a vocally thankful crowd, inspiring the band to apologize for taking so long between albums. They made it up by busting out flutes and recorders, working through their stoner-side eco-friendly Brit folk revivalism, and selling Midlake cozies — mark one more for the fertile indie rock/beer intersect. Grab a cold one and have a pass at these photos by Andrew Youssef.