By Norm de Veyra //
Lucius, the Brooklyn-based five-piece, dazzled on the first of two nights at The Fillmore last week. Led by the powerhouse vocals of Holly Lessig and Jess Wolfe, the ever-stylishly caped duo kept the sold-out crowd rolling high through its hour-and-a-half set that highlighted the funkier and harder-hitting tracks off Good Grief, Lucius’ third LP that was released back in March.
A definite highlight of the evening had to be “Gone Insane”, with Lessig and Wolfe slowly building the anguish in their voices to almost a crescendoing, cathartic final chorus — a masterful performance to a powerful song.
Accompanying the indie-pop outfit for the night were The Cactus Blossoms. Minnesotan brothers Page Burkam and Jack Torrey brought with them some solid, old-school country vibes as the duo warmed up the audience with a repertoire of slow-burning love songs and tight harmonies.