Steve Marion, aka Delicate Steve, is a throw back to past days of rock glory, a Guitar God. That’s not entirely fair, as he is much deeper. On his latest release, This is Steve, Marion plays every instrument. Legend has it that he was signed by Warner Brothers while he was still in high school and recorded his first album, 2011’s Wondervisions, in his bedroom. This album was named a Critics Choice by the New York Times and was on NPR’s List of Favorite Songs in 2011. His collaborations are as diverse as his musical talent, and include Yeasayer, Tame Impala and Paul Simon. The band brought the noise to the 7th St. Entry on Saturday night.
First up were Eau Claire’s Waldemar, the stage name of Gabe Larson. Waldemar’s set was full of strange, beautiful music. Dark and tense at times, a laminous texture of somber melodies. This isn’t your typical indie, college radio music, this is much deeper. Larson’s classical choral background radiated throughout the at times stormy, at times exuberant set. Waldemar released the EP Visions in January, which is available on their website.
Set list: Brotherly – Patience – Visions – Torrid – Totem – Signe
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