Mac Saturn in Washington DC: retro rock with a groove

Live Review

Carson Macc of Mac Saturn. Photo by Shuvam DasGupta.

By Shuvam DasGupta, Rock At Night Philadelphia

Mac Saturn Live at Songbyrd, DC (1/27/2023) 

It was a retro night at the Songbyrd in DC on January 27th. Mac Saturn’s Until the Money Runs Out North American tour rolled into town on a Friday night. People were dressed in retro attire, and the ambiance was perfect with colored lights, bringing a kind of 70s vibe to the club. Rock At Night was happy to be present to see this show.

Billy Tibbals band. Photo by Shuvam DasGupta.

The concert started at 8 p.m. with Los Angeles band Billy Tibbals hitting the stage with his band. The music was very much in tune with the atmosphere. The style of music Billy does is old school Brit rock and roll with influences of early Beatles. The audience was cheering during the 40-minute set, and Billy’s energy was highly contagious.

Nick Barone and Carson Macc of Mac Saturn. Photo by Shuvam DasGupta.

At 9 p.m., the stage was ready for the final act everyone was waiting. First, Nick Barone and Mike Moody on guitar, Jive Moses on bass, and Angelo Coppola on drums came on stage. And finally, it was Carson Macc with full swagger – he almost reminded me of a young Mic Jagger. Everyone in the band contributed to creating the sound that takes you to the 70’s era with peppy beats that will groove anyone. Their setlist consisted of really cool numbers like – “Diamonds,” “Get on the Phone,” “Plain Clothes Gent’,” and my favorite, “Mr. Cadillac.” The set was worth every penny the audience spent. I recommend all to visit one of Mac Saturn’s live shows, and they will not be disappointed.

Mac Saturn is a respectively young band from Detroit that is making all the noises (in a positive way) and gaining lots of praise around. After experiencing the show, I will not be surprised to see them becoming more prominent in the coming year. 

Previous Mac Saturn Articles:

Fall 2021 – The Darkness – Print issue

Interview – July 2021

Arts Beats Eats Fest – Sept. 2021

Detroit Homecoming – St. Andrews Hall – Dec. 2022



Shuvam DasGupta