Moose Blood and Lydia pack The Garage in Minnesota for a captivating and complimentary show

It has been a little while since I’ve photographed a show thanks to both preparing for Parahoy! As well as moving, but I was more than ready to get back into it as soon as my vacation ended. Even though I’ve shot countless shows, the first one after a break always makes me nervous. Thankfully, as I walked into The Garage to catch Lydia and Moose Blood, the nerves settled down and the music and the crowd settled me down. 

Even though there were only two bands on the bill for the evening, neither one of them disappointed the packed crowd inside of The Garage. Up first for the night was Lydia, a band that I’ve seen a few times before in Boston, most recently when they opened for PVRIS a couple years ago. Playing what felt like a short but sweet setlist, the band, composed of Leighton Antelman, Matt Keller, and Shawn Strader, put on a heartfelt and moving set.

Lydia

Lydia captivated the crowd, playing a mix of old and new songs, including their most recent single “Goodside” from their upcoming album Liquor. The only downside to their set was how short it really felt, as the band kept the pace fast and succinct throughout their set, making the half hour they were on stage feel like just a few minutes.

After a longer than expected set change, Moose Blood, the headliners of the evening, took the stage to eager cheering from the crowd. Almost instantly when the band started their set the atmosphere in the venue changed, becoming slightly more emotive and charged. Hailing from the U. K. and in support of their latest release “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore.”

Having only seen this band once in Boston a few years agora a support band, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a proper headliner; however, I was blown away by their performance, as each member had a knack for quietly bringing an emotive and moody vibe to the stage that perfectly accentuated their sound. The evening as a whole was incredible, as Lydia proved to be the perfect warm up and complement to Moose Blood and both bands had captivating performances.

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Lydia

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Lydia

Lydia

Lydia

Lydia

Lydia

Lydia

Lydia

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Alexa Chihos is a music photographer based in Boston. See her work at alexachihosphotography.com.

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Moose Blood and Lydia pack The Garage in Minnesota for a captivating and complimentary show

It has been a little while since I’ve photographed a show thanks to both preparing for Parahoy! As well as moving, but I was more than ready to get back into it as soon as my vacation ended. Even though I’ve shot countless shows, the first one after a break always makes me nervous. Thankfully, as I walked into The Garage to catch Lydia and Moose Blood, the nerves settled down and the music and the crowd settled me down. 

Even though there were only two bands on the bill for the evening, neither one of them disappointed the packed crowd inside of The Garage. Up first for the night was Lydia, a band that I’ve seen a few times before in Boston, most recently when they opened for PVRIS a couple years ago. Playing what felt like a short but sweet setlist, the band, composed of Leighton Antelman, Matt Keller, and Shawn Strader, put on a heartfelt and moving set.

Lydia

Lydia captivated the crowd, playing a mix of old and new songs, including their most recent single “Goodside” from their upcoming album Liquor. The only downside to their set was how short it really felt, as the band kept the pace fast and succinct throughout their set, making the half hour they were on stage feel like just a few minutes.

After a longer than expected set change, Moose Blood, the headliners of the evening, took the stage to eager cheering from the crowd. Almost instantly when the band started their set the atmosphere in the venue changed, becoming slightly more emotive and charged. Hailing from the U. K. and in support of their latest release “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore.”

Having only seen this band once in Boston a few years agora a support band, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a proper headliner; however, I was blown away by their performance, as each member had a knack for quietly bringing an emotive and moody vibe to the stage that perfectly accentuated their sound. The evening as a whole was incredible, as Lydia proved to be the perfect warm up and complement to Moose Blood and both bands had captivating performances.

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Lydia

Moose Blood

Moose Blood

Lydia

Lydia

Lydia

Lydia

Lydia

Lydia

Lydia

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