Will Sartain’s project came with some pretty animated rock this time around. And was an excellent start to the Urban Lounge showcase---. The lineup was perfectly set as Future of the Ghost did what they do best (at least every time I’ve seen them) which is to introduce acts similar in drive, if not sound. Will Sartain meandered about his guitar neck on the last song with some great, distorted energy—leading to a frenetic pitch and setting the bar high for Aye Aye.
The Davis County act did a great job following up Future of the Ghost with a rhythmic wave of mellow tunes. Lead singer Andrew Alba did a solid job of emoting and playing some methodical grooves simultaneously, with Nelle Ward backing up the vocals. As usual the band played toward the more thoughtful, or inebriated in the crowd. Those looking for a dancey, Laserfang precursor were probably pretty cranky after Aye Aye.
Whether by pure luck of the lineup, or because they were THE band to see, Laserfang drew a strong mass of dancing devotees at midnight on Saturday. The witching hour got wicked as the guys played some of their old, and new stuff; like recently recorded tracks “What We Know” and “Speed of Dark”. A Laserfang set is always lively, enthusiastic and different than most of the music in this town, due to largely synthesized instruments (and some really great projector/light play). But the electric guitar unleashed by Shane Asbridge and a touch of saxophone or mouth keyboard send your head astral traveling and your body Pluto bound.