Saturday July 27 – 6:00pm
From Twin Cities Best New Bands at First Avenue, 1/11/13
It’s astounding to believe that the first four musicians stepping onto the mainroom stage were just high schoolers. Bomba de Luz has already honed in on plenty of skills that take many musicians years to learn. Lead singer Lydia Liza Hoglund has a powerful voice well beyond her years. While many songs began with soothing, open-voiced guitar they quickly escalated to an explosive, heavy-strummed block of sound. It is clear that these tunes could also stand by themselves with just an acoustic guitar and vocals, but the band’s dynamic interludes really set up the feel-good, jam-rock sound that makes Bomba de Luz.