Live Review: Lord Huron – Brooklyn Steel, NY

In support of their latest, impressive album Vide Noir, Lord Huron passed by Brooklyn Steel in East Williamsburg, NY for two nights of energetic and electrifying indie rock.

On night two they opened with Ancient Names, Pt. I, one of the stellar new tracks from Vide Noir. For the second song of the night the band stepped back to their previous album Strange Trails to play the edgy, upbeat Meet Me In The Woods. They continued to keep the Strange Trails vibe going with Hurricane (Johnnie’s Theme), and after three songs into their set the room finally began to develop a constant energy that kept the music lit throughout the night.

The next song was Never Ever, which provided a rocking, consistent mood and gave fans more of a dose of the fresh jams from the new record. Then they jumped back to their earlier album Lonesome Dreams to perform a memorable and set-highlight rendition of Ends Of The Earth. This is one of the classic, signature songs from this band and hearing this live is a special religious experience every music fan should experience today.

After a powerful performance of Dead Man’s Hand from their album Strange Trails, the rocking music continued on with Back From The Edge – an instantly memorable number from Vide Noir. With peaceful rhythms and soulful melodies, this song has all the makings of a signature Lord Huron track.

Next, the band played The Balancer’s Eye, a medium groove song from the latest album and one of the set highlights of the night. This song had the crowd at their tiptoes jumping along with the aggressive beat. The band could not have picked a more perfect mid set song with Wait By The River. It gave the charged adrenaline vibes a break and fans had a chance to breathe and take in the music with a relaxed attitude. This top pick in the Lord Huron repertoire was another special highlight of the night.

After an impressive version of Frozen Pines, the band followed with another tune from Strange Trails called La Belle Fleur Sauvage. To continue with this era of Lord Huron music, the next song was the classic Fool For Love which rejuvenated a lot of the fans who were becoming fatigued from all of the dancing and jumping. Next the band played Ancient Names, Pt. II which struck a cord with fans who were soaking in the new songs. Secret Of Life followed, another new track, which further allowed fans to familiarize themselves with the fresh Lord Huron melodies.

They closed the night with a powerful segue of Way Out There, When The Night Is Over, The World Ender and Time To Run. All of these songs helped shape an electrifying vibe and unforgettable summer Brooklyn concert night. Get out and see this band while the Vide Noir tour lasts.

Scott J. Herman