Lord Huron eased right in at Doug Fir Lounge Tuesday night like an old glove, having already played the Portland venue a handful of times. They were accompanied by fellow LA band PAPA. As the start of the show drew closer and closer, a sea of eager faces flooded the space to near capacity to hear them play. The unique space, which has the cozy ambiance of a log cabin, was recently rated the 13th most rocking small room venue in the country, by Rolling Stone magazine.
Lord Huron brought their meticulously crafted songs from Lonesome Dreams to the stage with an infectious energy. They took the audience on a grandiose musical journey with catchy riffs, romantic lyrics and a sound which blends together tropical world music with a bit of western and folk. During a rendition of "She Lit a Fire," lead singer Ben Schneider had a pleasantly surprised look on his face as the entire audience sang along with every word, and cheered in thunderous jubilation. The band also played songs from their first two EPs Mighty and Into the Sun, as well as a cover of The Kinks' "Strangers."
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