Grace Potter and the Nocturnals hail from Vermont and played Vancouver’s Venue to their packed, sold out crowd. When Grace announced they were going to perform a song that they’d never performed before, I expected new material not a cover of Wilco’s Muzzle of Bees, one of my favourite Wilco songs (it’s a long list…I know.)
To say that Grace knows how to put on a live show is an understatement. The crowd didn’t just go wild, it was completely entranced. Venue can be a hard club to play, but these guys didn’t disappoint. Openers Chamberlin were excellent as well.
The video included here was shot in a narrow ramp surrounded by a packed crowd with a waitress passing by me at regular intervals, making it almost impossible to keep the camera as still as I’d have liked. I missed the first half of Muzzle of Bees because I’d been shooting stills and it took me a few bars to dig up a lens. A more complete set of stills is available on my Flickr photostream.