Saturday night saw 2 great local bands hit the stage at the Pourhouse downtown with a set by DJ AriAtari up first to get the crowd in the mood.
The Modern Era is a very active band in the Minneapolis music scene and their shows are always very fun to photograph. Opening with a new song “Plain Deal” (at least that’s what the scribble on my notepad reads – sorry if I got it wrong) it only took them a few energetic cords to get people out of their seats, in front of the stage and dancing. Another new song was “Nearly Nothing”. The Modern Era is a band that takes it music seriously, but not necessarily itself. They guys are there to give the audience a great time and their music pretty much guarantees that.
Sick of Sarah has been around for over a decade and gone through some lineup and label changes. After self-releasing their EP Anthem in 2015, were featured in a live Broadcast with Belinda Carlisle and have been keeping quite busy. Their stage setup worked really well for the small venue and singer Abisha Uhl took advantage of several platforms to get close to the audience during the set. Seasoned musicians all, the band members were quite comfortable on stage and that carried over into the audience with most of them crowding the front of the stage. A small lapse in lyrics during a cover of the Cranberries’ Zombie had the audience and band member fill in the gap, all in good fun, no reason to get frustrated. Overall a very enjoyable set from a band that is fun and has retained it’s cool. If you missed this show, you can catch them on March 16 at the Entry.
Set List: Auto \ Mr. Incredible \ Bittersweet \ Blind \ Simple Parts \ Everything’s Beautiful \ Zombie \ Giving Up \ Rooftops \ Angry Johnny \ Contagious \ Kick Back
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