Sapphire Room - The Riverside Hotel
Opened: Andy Byron
Mipso has become known for sly original lyrics as much as a distinctive sound. The group’s writing brings fresh wit to old themes. Red Eye To Raleigh, for example, presents a classic tale of heartbreak -- with a twist. “My broken heart, every injured ventricle, every aching atrium,” Joseph grins. It’s a songwriting style that is both earnest and knowing, dispensing wisdom with an undercutting wink.