On August 11th, Winnipeg indie-rock music fans were treated so a special night of music at the Burton Cummings Theatre with Lord Huron bringing their mesmerizing show to town. The historic Burton Cummings Theatre was the perfect venue for this captivating concert as Lord Huron transported the audience to a dreamy music world. Local charismatic and adorable singer/songwriter Leith Ross opened the show.
The evening began with Leith Ross, a rising star in the indie folk scene. Ross’s presence on stage was understated yet magnetic, and their music reflected a raw emotional depth that immediately drew the audience in. Accompanied by their acoustic guitar and a subtle backing band, Ross opened with “River’s Edge,” a heartfelt ballad that showcased his rich, velvety voice.
As they moved through their setlist, it became evident that Ross’s songwriting prowess was a force to be reckoned with. Tracks like “Fading Stars” and “Whispering Pines” painted vivid pictures with their lyrics, while their voice resonated with a genuine, melancholic beauty. Ross’s performance was a perfect prelude to the headlining act, setting a contemplative and introspective tone that lingered in the hearts of the audience long after their last note.
Lord Huron, the indie-folk sensation hailing from Los Angeles, California, graced the Burton Cummings Theatre with their presence, and it was nothing short of extraordinary. The band, led by the enigmatic Ben Schneider, kicked off their set with the haunting “Not Dead Tet.” The combination of Schneider’s ethereal vocals and the band’s lush instrumental arrangements immediately transported us into Lord Huron’s mystical world.
One of the highlights of the evening was their rendition of “The Night We Met,” a song that had gained immense popularity after being featured in the hit series “13 Reasons Why.” The audience swayed in unison, singing along passionately as the nostalgic melodies filled the theater. It was a moment of collective connection and emotion that epitomized the power of live music.
Lord Huron’s setlist spanned their discography, offering a diverse array of sounds and emotions. From the upbeat and foot-stomping “Time to Run” to the dreamy, atmospheric “Emerald Star,” each song felt like a chapter in a captivating story. The band’s ability to create an immersive sonic landscape was truly remarkable, with intricate harmonies and instrumentals that felt both timeless and contemporary.