Photography and review courtesy Joe Stadele for TWTHS. Photos may not be used without consent and credit. Published May 27th, 2016.
On an evening in which Wolf Alice, The 1975 and The Kills were performing on nearby stages, it was fulfilling to see the up-and-coming Vérité carve out her niche’ among music fans at in Minneapolis. In fact, you could almost feel Vérité’s confidence grow with the reception received from the audience. With each song, the band felt looser, the music more intense, and fans held on to every hook. Not bad for someone who has only released 3 EP’s.
From the march of “Echo” to the pulsating “Weekend” it was clear Vérité has a penchant for, not only writing hooks, but also controlling the mood, tempo and when to take a chance. After a huge response from the disco-esque “Wasteland,” Vérité exclaimed, “From here on out its all new territory, so you are a beacon of hope for what’s to come!” She then decided to go off the setlist. Just her on keys for what felt to be a very personal rendition of “Heartbeat.” After-which Vérité’s only response was, “You guys are like a dream to play for!” You could the feel the confidence. Her version of Childish Gambino’s “Sober” had some members of the audience making out. The band felt loose, yet brought an intensity to “Strange Enough” and the show stopping “Living.”
You can’t help think that when she said the Minneapolis audience was a “beacon of hope for what’s to come,” that her performance at the 7th Street Entry was just a small step on big things to come for Vérité’s!
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Sober (Childish Gambino Cover)