Monday, November 21, 2016
On Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 a night with some dark folksy, gothic music filled Wilson Abbey's Catacombs. Insomniac Folklore traveled to town and JPUSA provided the rest with the full debut of Stasia Bird & Herd with a special acoustic performance by Leper to close the night.
Stasia Bird & Herd featured songs written & performed by Anastasia Bird with friends she called the Herd due to how it rhymes with her last name. The sound of this band would fall into the folk, Americana category. Along with the songs, there were readings of the words of the great Mr. Rogers. I really enjoyed the set & glad that there will be more chances to hear this music in the future.
2. Feet In The Earth
4. Black Widow
5. It’s Only Folk Music If The Folks Sing Along
6. Listen To Your Parents But Don’t Trust The Government
8. The Scariest Thing In The Dark
9. Grey Cars
Insomniac Folklore took the second slot taking the musical sound to a bit of a darker place in the best ways possible. It smoothly took the folk that started the night & added a certain gothic element to transition into Leper's set that would follow. I am glad to have had the chance to film this set & work with Insomniac Folklore. As I have come to know them, they have grown into a personal favorite band.
2. I Live In Shadow
3. Still I Crawl
4. Wonderful Grave
5. The Way It All Unfolds (Il Modo Che Tutto Si Svela)
7. All I Have Known
8. I Hate Everything (Odio Tutto)
9. If Only I
10. If Everything Was Green
11. Evil Is Never Where You See It
Leper closed the night was an interesting semi-acoustic performance. There were still tracks, synths, & effects but also acoustic guitar, live drums, violin, & flute. It was a great set & hopefully we will see a bit more of this from Leper going forward when the opportunity arises.
As usual, I captured a little bit of the shenanigans from the night & put it together for the fun of it.
Filmed LIVE at Wilson Abbey’s Catacombs in Uptown Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 using an JVC HDD Everio. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.
Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson