Photos + Review: From Indian Lakes at the House of Blues (San Diego, CA)

The Soil & The Sun (MI), Lemolo (WA), and From Indian Lakes (CA)
April 29th, 2015
The Voodoo Room at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA

From Indian Lakes hit the road in support of their latest release through Triple Crown Records, Absent Sounds with supporting acts The Soil & The Sun and Lemolo.  I was pretty stoked when I was asked to photograph their San Diego show, I really liked their previous release Able Bodies, and I wanted to hear their new album live.

My anticipation turned into panic when I found out the band was playing in the smaller room of the House of Blues which had no photo pit.  I was afraid the sound was going to be muffled and I was happily surprised with how the show turned out.  The entire atmosphere was great, from beginning to the end.  Each band brought it and played to interested fans who clung to every performers’ song and interacted with each of the bands both during and after their performances.  The venue I thought was going to be too small to deliver quality sound helped create this intimate and amazing show which not only captivated every fan in the room but intrigued me.

I was lucky enough to witness From Indian Lakes from…well just about their stage, from a little corner squashed between the rail and their amp and I loved every second of it.  Joey Vannucchi delivered infectious vocals and joined bandmate Tohm Ifergan with powerful drums.  The highlight of the show for me was sitting close enough to the stage to feel fans singing along to each of their songs, especially “Am I Alive” during which the entire room felt like a part of the band themselves.

Thoughts?