PICTURE THIS: The Family Crest + Branches @ Great American Music Hall, SF 2/13/14

February 17. 2014 | By Don Albonico

We were so glad we caught Branches‘ set, treating us with their folk-rock, littered with beautiful three part harmonies. The crowd couldn’t help but dance and sing along during their performance. The group played a wonderful cover of BeyoncĂ©’s “Halo” and some new songs to keep you dancing.

Branches @ Great American Music Hall, SF 2/13/14Branches

Branches @ Great American Music Hall, SF 2/13/14Branches

Opening the night with the sound of lapping water and a fog horn, The Family Crest declared itself a San Francisco band. With lines like “You have all but given up on that stone you call a heart,” you would expect their music to be a bit of a downer. The Great American Music Hall in SF was anything but a depressing place to be Thursday night. The band filled up the music hall with rock’n symphonic pop.

The Family Crest @ Great American Music Hall, SF 2/13/14The Family Crest

The Family Crest @ Great American Music Hall, SF 2/13/14The Family Crest

The Family Crest @ Great American Music Hall, SF 2/13/14The Family Crest

Their music is not something you can passively enjoy. It requires active participation, dancing, singing, and generally having a good time. Proposing marriage to everyone in attendance with the song “Marry Me” may have been taking things a little too far, but we are in San Francisco, so what the hell. We reluctantly left the Great American Music Hall thinking the night had all the best parts of a family gathering. Are you “looking for a good time”? Then The Family Crest has just the music you need.

The Family Crest @ Great American Music Hall, SF 2/13/14The Family Crest

The Family Crest @ Great American Music Hall, SF 2/13/14The Family Crest

Check out a full gallery of The Family Crest spreading the love in SF HERE!

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