This Monday, eager fans at Brooklyn Bowl witnessed a spellbinding performance by Lucius, marking the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Wildewoman. This sold-out show was not just a concert but a celebration of the journey, growth, and impact that the indie darlings have had over the last decade. Indie-rock-touring-musician-turned-solo-artist Jeff Taylor opened the show.
The split lead vocal of Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe toyed with each other in an enticing way, melding into more than a harmony but layered senses of emotion. Known for their theatrical stage presence, the pair’s mirrored movements and matching attire gave their performance an extra punch.
Wildewoman ushered in the group’s first taste of stardom when this project dropped ten years ago. Although they released Songs from the Bromley House in 2009, the group had finally established a solid fanbase by the time they went on tour for the 2013 release that’s being celebrated currently. And even with Wildewoman as the main attraction, the collective performed tracks spanning their 15-year career.
Without a doubt, “Two Of Us On The Run” and “Until We Get There” were crowd favorites. From the children in attendance to the seniors, singing and dancing along almost felt as if it were obligatory. Jeff Taylor, who kicked off the night with his own moody, folky opening set reappeared on stage to assist Laessing and Wolfe with a rousing rendition of the haunting 2016 release “Dusty Trails.”
The show was as much about the music as it was about the connection between Lucius and their fans. One particularly touching moment occurred towards the end of the show when Laessing and Wolfe left the stage and stood in the middle of the crowd once again with opener Jeff Taylor by their side, to sing a few songs. One of these songs included a cover of “Goodbye” by Paul McCartney. Fans couldn’t have asked for a more intimate experience.
Lucius’ 10th-anniversary concert in Philadelphia was more than a musical performance; it was a celebration of a decade-long journey, a testament to their artistic growth, and a heartwarming interaction with their fans. The sold-out Brooklyn Bowl experienced an evening of nostalgia, joy, and anticipation for what Lucius will bring in the future.