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"So happy to have seen @ilovelucius again. What an unforgettable, high-energy show. @ Bowery Ballroom" - @Caty_Gordon
"@ilovelucius killed it tonight at Bowery Ballroom! There's nothing better than standing right in the front singing every word with you guys." - Karen Kuhn
"Lucius! A little bunch of super talented people. So. Much. Fun." - Natalie Weber
That praise wasn't in question on Saturday night, the first of two sold-out Bowery Ballroom shows over the weekend. After opening with an interlude of the Beatles' "Free as a Bird," the five-piece continued to enthrall fans with "Don't Just Sit There," the singers in matching dresses and sporting asymmetrical bobs. Large black-and-white silhouettes facing each other in a perfect yin and yang served as an appropriate backdrop. Treating longtime admirers to "Geneieve," off their self-titled EP, the vocalists howled, "All you had to do was shut your mouth, GENEIEVE!" And Laessig exclaimed how happy Lucius were to return home to close out their 2013 tour. [The House List]Upon returning home from their tour, Brooklyn indie pop collective Lucius played two sold out shows at Bowery Ballroom over the weekend (12/7 & 12/8). The band, led by the dual vocals of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (who have collaborated with San Fermin and Wilco), gave their hometown fans a bunch of the material from this past October's Wildewoman (one of Paste's favorites of 2013), plus they revisited some older material and did a seasonally appropriate acoustic cover of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" from the middle of the crowd. Pictures of Saturday's show, including openers Kingsley Flood, are in this post.
More pics, along with a couple videos (including one of the Lennon cover), below...