Minus the Bear’s eclectic, electric momentum

As cold rain fell and dreary skies darkened over downtown, Minus the Bear appeared in top form at the Orange Peel, rocking the house with a combination of prog-rock synth, dueling guitars and electric drum loops that would have been a welcome addition to last month’s Moogfest. Despite a last minute cancellation from openers Dead Confederate (“Apparently they got robbed,” mused singer/guitarist Jake Snider. “Seems awfully strange. Kind of sounds made up.”) the band seemed to have no trouble picking up the slack — thanks in part to veteran performer/songwriter Tim Kasher (The Good Life, Cursive). Barreling through an extended set that included plenty of crowd-pleasing favorites and a host of brand new tracks, Minus the Bear served up a relentless onslaught of up-tempo offerings with such momentum they should have served dramamine at the bar.

Check out Jesse Hamm’s video from the show:

Minus the Bear “Thanks for the Killer Game of Crisco Twister” live in Asheville, NC from Jesse Hamm on Vimeo.

And a photo gallery from Rich Orris here.

 

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