NOISE POP 2012 — PICTURE THIS: Laura Veirs @ Swedish American Hall, SF 2/25/12

February 28. 2012 | By Don Albonico

The Swedish American Hall with its dark wood paneling and “throne chairs” is the perfect place to hear a night of folk music from Laura Veirs during Noise Pop 2012. Tyler Lyle, Carlos Forster, and Foxtails Brigade paved the way for Laura Veirs and the Hall of Flames.

Tyler Lyle started out the night with a set of darker folk music. His latest CD and a move to California prompted by a breakup fit right into the old world space of the Swedish American Hall.

Tyler Lyle

Carlos Forster was up next. He started his set with a great cover of “Wichita Lineman.” Carlos’s song “Slouching Toward Reality” was a standout of his set.

Carlos Forster

Foxtails Brigade was up next. With Laura Weinbach’s vocals weaving in and around the music, it gave the band an orchestral pop sound. That was a nice lead-in to Laura Veirs.

Foxtails Brigade

Foxtails Brigade

Foxtails Brigade

Laura Veirs & The Hall of Flames finished off a night of great music. Tim Young and Alex Guy filled out the 3-part harmonies with Laura. Playing songs from her catalogue of music, such as “Sun is King,” “Carol Kaye,” and “Spelunking,” she kept the audience in a great mood. She even threw in a new song and a couple from her latest kids’ albumĀ Tumble Bee. You get a set of diverse music from a musical storyteller. Laura polished off the evening with “I Can See Your Tracks” and a bubble machine for all the big kids in the audience.

Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs

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