It’s always nice to see the evolution of a band. Bright Lights Social Hour first popped onto my radar during their performance at Saskatchewan’s Ness Creek music festival in 2012.  The Austin, Texas four-piece played on the Bigfoot stage of the Sasquatch! Festival this year to kick off Saturday afternoon music.

Since Ness Creek 2012 the band played a some songs from their recently recorded record.  Their new music is more psychedelic, building on the steady bass-driven rock riffs that form the core of their tunes.  The band jammed steadily through their old, soul influenced hit “Detroit” from the their album The Bright Light Social Hour. A notable tune from their new record was a song introduced as “Aperture”.

The 1pm show time attracted a relatively small but enthusiastic crowd.  Bass player Jack O’Brien welcomed the crowd saying, “Thanks for sharing your breakfast with us.” Then reached in his pocket, throwing a hand full of grapes into the audience. Fans and non-fans alike loved the show. The Bright Lights Social Hour and their fun up-tempo rhythms were part of a Saturday morning Sasquatch! complete breakfast.

Here are a couple more photos from the day:



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Photos by Kim Jay