There are a few bands that force me to throw any pretense of journalistic objectivity out the window and turn me into a fanboy wanting to sprinkle my reviews with OMG! Lucius is one of those bands. I am a sucker for Jess Wolfe’s and Holly Laessig’s voices and stage presence. This is the band I was most excited to cover as part of Rock the Garden 2015.
Lucius came on stage looking as if they took a wrong turn at New York fashion week and ended up in MN. They opened their 45 minute set with “Nothing Ordinary” and played a song from the new album that they are working on. My personal highlight was “The Tempest” when their harmonies sent cold shivers down my spine.
Don’t Just Sit There
How Loud Your Heart Gets
You Were On My Mind (Sylvia Fricker cover)
Turn it Around