The Rickshaw Stop never starts on time. Either that or their internal start time differs from when they say shows start. Either way, I had, as I had predicted, a few minutes of chat time before Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers went on. They played competently but their sound was a bit too country for me.
The Horse Feathers, a band around whom I remain fairly sockless, were up next. They went on as a 3-piece: guitar, violin and cello with all three covering vocals.
A few days later now, the set seems compacted in my mind, like it went by in a hurry or that it was one song with many small parts. Their songs have a consistent feel to them, so that may have something to do with it. They played beautifully and I really enjoyed the set, even if the mix had the female harmony vocals too low to register at times. I’d recommend checking them out.
Lady Genius was up last. I liked their song on that Digital Cloud comp and knew they had a new 10″ out but didn’t know much else about them. They came on to an unfortunately dwindling crowd and played a pretty decent set, switching lead vocals between KZSU alum/ keyboardist Ashley and guitarist Kyle on their shimmering and keyboard-heavy pop songs. In the end, I feel I should see them on a night when there’s a decent crowd there for them rather than a dwindling Wednesday night crowd apparently mostly there for the previous band; bands play differently in the two situations.