03/08: Barboza - Seattle, WARead More
03/09: Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
03/11: The Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
03/12: The Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
03/13: The Hideout - San Diego, CA
03/14: VIVA PHX Music Festival - Phoenix, AZ
Due to the Are You Local shows earlier in the day, the 2:54/Honeyblood show was pushed back to a late start at 10pm (doors).
My favorite song introduction was for "All Dragged Up", which Myers asked the audience, "Does Minneapolis like to dance?" The answer was clearly a 'yes', as evident by all the moves on the floor.
As you can see from their setlist, most of the songs were from their self-titled debut album, but always including their first few singles "Bud" and "Choker". After their set ended, some newfound fans were screaming the inevitable, "One more song!"
The last time we saw the 2:54 sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow, they were being compared to Curve (yes, we like Toni Halliday) and Savages, but I feel like they are standing on their own identity, especially with their latest release The Other I, out now on Bella Union.
Singer/guitarist Colette would often move back and forth, as if to ready to lunge out directly into the audience. Their bassist Joel Porter would wildly swing his instrument like crazy... clearly enjoying the noise they were creating too much.
While I thought they sounded just fine, I guess the band was experiencing some problems with the in-ear monitors... They didn't let us know until near the end of their set, before "Orion", when Colette ripped her ear piece and said something like, "This thing hasn't been working all day!"
Their set was a good mix of their two albums, half from their self-titled debut album ("You're Early" "Scarlet", "Sugar", "Creeping", and "Easy Undercover") and The Other I ("Sleepwalker", "In The Mirror", "South""Blindfold", "Crest", "No Better Prize", and "Orion").
Since it was already a late show to begin with, I didn't think anyone was surprise that no encores were given.
I saw lots of crossover fans, so this is a really good lineup. 2:54's latest album The Other I is out now on Bella Union and Honeyblood's self-titled debut album is out now on Fat Cat Records.
2:54 at 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis (06 Mar 2015)