The 7th Street Entry was flooded with music-goers on Friday night, luring in fans of Seattle’s Craft Spells, San Francisco’s Bilinda Butchers, and Minneapolis’ own Rupert Angeleyes.
The man with the eyes started off the night, playing songs off of his 2014 release Young Sunset, an album of upbeat love-themed indie-rock tracks (say that five times fast). You’re emotional, you’re sad, you’re happy too, and you’re dancing about it. You can’t stop these songs from replaying in your head (and why would you want to) while those intriguing vocals spew emotional verses of dramatic inner dialogue and relationship troubles.
In case you didn’t know it already, Rupert Angeleyes is your new favorite artist, and quite frankly one of the best musicians to recently emerge from Minneapolis. Keep your eyes out for upcoming shows, which are usually announced over on his Facebook page.
The Bilinda Butchers took the stage next, leaving a trail of mellow, atmospheric tracks, which had the crowd swaying from side to side for the rest of the set. The overall feeling was of nostalgia, the muffled lyrics, and airy synths had you feeling like you’ve listened to this band before, even if this was your first time hearing them. How can you not love music that lets you reminisce about the past and daydream of the future? Chances are you listened to them on the way home, and while you went to sleep, and when you woke up… The performance was one that surely hooked in new fans and left everyone feeling satisfied. You can find Bilinda Butchers on Facebook, and follow them on the rest of their tour with Craft Spells.
Speaking of Craft Spells, if you haven’t heard their most recent album Nausea, released last summer, I’d suggest you get to it. The work of brilliant songwriter, Justin Vallesteros, Nausea is a record that showcases the success of exploring new territories as an artist. It’s not always easy to stray away from the familiar, but Justin does this in a seemingly effortless way. It’s a refreshing thing to listen and think, ‘this is a craft spells record, but this is the craft spells record that is intricate, fresh and vibrant!’ It seems to only go up from here for Craft Spells. With a few tour dates left, the band brought an unforgettable amount of passion and cool energy to 7th Street, and it’s assumed they’ll continue doing so on the last few stops of their tour. You can keep up with the band on their Facebook as well as their website.
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What were your favorite moments of the show?