So Manuok started off the night. After falling in love with the latest release, I was really hoping to video some of the set, but the lights have been quite unforgiving at the Casbah of late, especially for music like Scott's, so here is a token photo, and all I can say is go see them when you can because they don't play often enough.
Sera Cahoone followed Manuok with sweet, twangy songs that were enhanced by my favorite alt-country instrumentation...some lap steel (or was it pedal steel? I never know), banjo, acoustic guitar and harmonica as well as the standard percussion.
Fruit Bats headlined the night and delivered a solid performance. I couldn't get over how much the singer reminded me of David Vandervelde in appearance. Though it wasn't my first time seeing the band, it had certainly been a while (2 years?). Anyway, it was more alt country sweetness and made for a great Anti-Monday.