The Raven Tower in Houston hosted the electrifying Lucius Thursday night, and they brought down the house. The haunting vocals of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig left the audience in complete awe. Built in the ’70s as a metal fabrication shop, this unique venue’s sound travels well and there is no bad spot in the house. Last night, fans packed the place, singing along to every song. It’s obvious Houston loves Lucius.
Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe at times seem to be a singular unit, moving as one, only to divide to separate sides of the stage and become mirror images of each other. It’s a unique and powerful dynamic that creates an almost tangible energy.
Their vocals wrap around each other effortlessly, making it almost impossible to not believe that somehow the stars aligned to bring them together. Maybe that seems hyperbolic, but if you’ve ever seen Lucius live, you’ll agree that it’s not. They do more than perform – they create an environment of their own – a sonically blissful utopia to escape the outside world for just a little while. At the end of the day, isn’t that why we turn to music?
There was a universal message: be kind, help one another. As Wolfe stated, “Smile at the person crossing the street, because all we really want is love.” Lucius is a must see band and never disappoint. Their new vinyl with singles “Pulling Teeth” and “The Punisher” will be available November 25.
Nov. 11 – Oklahoma City, OK – Academy of Contemporary Music Performance Lab
Nov. 12 – Kansas City, MO – Recordbar
Nov. 14 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
Nov. 15 – Park City, UT – Park City Live
Nov. 17 & 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Filmore
Nov. 19 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
Nov. 20 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
For more on Lucius and their tour head over to ilovelucius.com