Lord Huron Packs The Moore Theater Two Straight Nights

The Los Angeles based Indie Folk band, Lord Huron, performed in front of a near capacity crowd on Friday, ending their two night run in Seattle with style.

Opening the night was a 3 piece band called Stef Chura, hailing from Detroit.  The talented lead singer/guitarist, giving the band their name, was on point for their entire set.  She was backed by a rhythm section that was accurate and tight, and held together the trio’s folky style garage rock.  With a vocal range that was reminiscent of The Cranberries’ lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, Stef Chura opened up the show in a great manner, and prepped the crowd for a great show.

After a 30 minute set change, the lights in The Moore dimmed, and the excitement of the crowd intensified.  It was not only palpable, but it was also pulsating through the entire theater.  With the house lights low, glimmering green light from every direction started lighting up the stage as the members of Lord Heron took the stage: drummer Mark Barry, bassist Miguel Briseno, guitarist Tom Renaud, and touring artists Anne Williamson on vocals / keyboards, and Brandon Walters on backing vocals and guitar.  Lead singer, and founder, Ben Schneider coming on last. On the back wall of the stage, an emerald green emblem started glowing, welcoming all into Vide Noir; the title and emblem on Lord Huron’s latest album.

Opening their set with a very crowd pleasing Ancient Names Pt. 1, they got into the crowd’s heads and hearts, and stayed there the entire performance.  The feeling in the room was almost magical, and some were heard describing it as spiritual.  People from all ages, cultures, and races getting lost some place in time, as Schneider and company shared their ethereal music about the city they’re from.  Running through a 19 song set in what seemed like only a few minutes, the crowd was begging for more…and Lord Huron didn’t disappoint.

These charming performers came back on stage for an encore and went into their hit song “The Night We Met”.  Putting everyone in the crowd right back in the place they had been during the previous 90 minutes. The fantastic night of music concluded with a 3 set encore, including a cover of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon.  The crowd was enthralled, and filled with the spirit of the music.  They went home that night with their soul’s recharged.

Set List

Ancient Names, Pt. I
Meet Me In The Woods
Hurricane (Johnnie’s Theme)
Never End
Ends Of the Earth
Dead Man’s Hand
Back From The Edge
The Balancer’s Eye
Wait By The River
Frozen Pines
Celestial Poem Interlude
La Belle Fleur Sauvage
Fool For Love
Ancient Names, Pt. II
Way Out There
When The Night Is Over
Vide Noir
The World Ender
Time To Run

Encore:
The Night We Met
Harvest Moon (Neil Young cover)
We Went Wild