Esmé Patterson lights up the 7th Street Entry – 8/1/2016


Esmé Patterson just released her new album “We Were Wild” and her tour stopped at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry Monday night.

We caught the last couple of songs of Minneapolis band M.T. Foyer a six piece pop/rock band made up of Michael Sienkowski, Iver Hillman, Marty Lestock, Billy Schoenburg, Dane Hoppe, and Zach Sershon. I liked what I heard and so the the crowd. To the loud cheers, Sienkowski responded with: “Oh you like music? I couldn’t tell you with standing over there”

Also from Minneapolis are The Awful Truth who will open for Esmé on her tour. The quartet describes their music style as “brooding pop” and their instruments include a cello. They played songs from their 2015 release “Lakewater” with some older songs mixed in. I found their songs smooth and having a depth that drew me in the closer I listened.
Set List: Beam / Cold Grey / Lake Water / Tap Tap / Blissed / Do Right / One Time / Flake / I was home / Maces??

Esmé Patterson started her set with a bit of jammy guitar that gave way to her delicate, playful vocals. She seemed happy with the turnout thanking fans for coming out on a Monday night, jokingly asking if they did not have jobs. “Louder than Sound” had her guitar player turning his instrument into a slide guitar giving it a very interesting feel. Patterson seemed to have fun, she was in the audience for both opening bands and gave high praise to The Awful Truth. The Entry was well suited to her set that felt intimate and personal. Her lyrics are witty;  and she had one of my funniest song intros I have heard in a long time. “This song is about good dick. Good dick will ruin your life, trust me, I know”. Overall a great way to spend Monday evening.
Set List: No River? / Louder than Sound? / Wantin / My young Man / Moth Song / Bluebird / Tumbleweed / The Waves / Francine / Feel Right / Alone / Your and Mine