Lower Dens performed to a packed crowd at the 7th Street Entry Last Night. It didn’t take long to have a group of fans at the front of the stage begin to dance and twirl to the swirling guitars onstage, played by Frontman Jana Hunter and backup guitarist Peter Tran. Lit solely by ground lighting, their songs blended well with the bright, flashing lights, and additional fog machines.
To Die in L.A.off of 2015’s Escape from Evil Was the first song that really got people moving, it’s intro receiving the loudest applause of the night. Newer songs like Buster Keaton and Hand of God from Their latest record, 2019’s The Competition also made the cut on the setlist. I Drive features singer and opening act :3LON on the album version of the song, and on the backing track used during their live performance. :3LON danced delicately to the backing track with the crowd while the band performed onstage. Drummer Nate Nelson also killed it, keeping a tight groove on Simple Life. I Get Nervous off of the now decade old Twin Hand Movement released in 2010 was also a welcome addition to the set. Even though it was a Sunday show, (On daylight savings time, no less) a packed crowd still prevailed, and made The indie pop group’s fifth time in Minneapolis a memorable show.