I had a great time seeing music Friday night at Light Club Lamp Shop. I got out of work at 7:30 and had plenty of time to make it down to Radio Bean by 8:30. I’ve appreciated Caroline Marie‘s music for ages and was happy to get a second listen of some of the songs on her upcoming solo album. All of the songs had that drifty ethereal sound most recently heard on the second Vedora album. For the show Caroline created lots of loops to get a nice full sound and sang and played electric guitar over them. Two of the five songs that she played saw her creating a full song out of the loops and she put everything down, picked up the sax and just wailed away. New songs like True and Forward were pretty cool, the latter of which had intense lyrics about moving on after relationships end. The reworking of Ritual was pretty cool as was the closing song Fly. The set was short, but the songs were pretty sweet and I was in a happy place.
I originally thought The Snaz would play at Radio Bean, then saw they were scheduled to go on after Caroline at the lamp shop but they ended up playing at 10pm at Radio Bean. Fortunately, it’s just a few steps away. I did not have to wait long until they hit the stage with their swinging rock sound. All of the songs have a nice bounce to them and plenty of lyrical and musical hooks. They played classics like Try And Try And Try and Running Away From Home, but the real stars of the show were the new songs. They played a few, including one that will have a video coming soon. It was fun to try and figure out where they were going. I really enjoyed the 14 song hour long set and am excited about the possibility of a new album soon. After the last note rang out, I took the short happy walk home with their music giving me a little extra bounce with each step.