Haley Bonar opened at the locally loved venue for Night Moves, filling the crisp San Diego winter of Midwestern indie-noise pop. A soft hue of blue gently lit her playful performance.
Surrounded by endless soft chatter, I stood in the lavishly lit back patio of the Casbah. Gradually I slipped into bliss, awed and enchanted. Backing Haley Bonar was a rag tag team of talented friends, with each member’s distinct music styles noticeably appreciable.
I moved outside after they completed their set. Sharing fresh air and the occasional cigarette with friends and strangers. Light sound of airplanes from the overhead accompanied compliments regarding Haley Bonar.
Out of the blue, the music started. Fellow Minnesotans Night Moves unnoticeably slipped onto the dimly lit stage. Their keyboardist steals the first glance, rocking overalls and a green shirt. Their take on indie-pop is highly complimented with folk undertones and guitarist John Pelant’s immaculate vocals. In a world of sin, missing this night was one of them.
Pep’s Key Tracks of the Night:
Haley Bonar – “Hometown”
Night Moves – “Carl Sagan”