VERA Project was packed for The Lonely Forest’s CD release show on Saturday. This band has palpably evolved in the ten months since I first saw them live, and they were great already. Certainly in their element on Saturday, their set was passionate and hugely energetic. An entire choir traveled from TLF’s hometown of Anacortes to join them at times, singing from the audience. “We Sing In Time” was a highlight for me, as nearly the entire audience along with the choir in the audience joined in.
New Faces are adorable. They’re also a wonderfully talented trio of musicians who create music I love. They bashed out a great set and I look forward to seeing them again.
I love Wild Orchid Children and so did the kids at VERA, who were still hopped up from New Faces when WOC took the stage. I was thankfully granted access to the balcony, not up for moshy tomfoolery, and I stayed up there for most of the rest of the show. Wild Orchid Children sounded great (once Kirk’s mic issues were resolved) and they blazed through a terrific set.
Dagmar and I proved ourselves to be irrefutable music addicts by choosing the Blue Moon as our post-VERA drinking destination. 13th Grade was nearing the end of their set and I couldn’t resist grabbing a photo. I’ve not seen them before but surely will.
I also caught a show at Blue Moon on Thursday, where a sparse and appreciative audience responded to The Skyfire Puzzle. I love their sound as much as I hate their name, and I hope to catch them again soon. High Divide and The Mass Magicians rounded out the night.
The Skyfire Puzzle
The Mass Magicians
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