It takes a special artist to thrive in the independent music scene for as long as Matthew Houck has been holding it down. He took the performing name of Phosphorescent in 2001, and since then he has been a fixture in independent music, releasing records on a variety of indie labels.
Even though Houck is the constant in Phosphorescent, he does not perform alone. The group seen in the video above is a different line-up for Houck—in fact, this iteration of Phosphorescent made its debut at this very performance at Bowery Live.
Bowery Live is the series of live rock performances hosted by John Varvatos at his Bowery store in Manhattan’s East Village. The series is a fitting tribute to the space’s former tenant, iconic rock club CBGB. Varvatos, a serious rock 'n’ roll enthusiast, is only too happy to provide the venue for magic moments like what you’ll see by clicking above.