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Flock of Dimes weaves a subtle spell at the Cobalt

Flock of Dimes at the Cobalt, Vancouver

Flock of Dimes at the Cobalt, Vancouver, Oct. 21 2016. Shawn Conner photo.

Recap – Flock Of Dimes at the Cobalt, Vancouver, Oct 21 2016

– words by Shawn Conner

Flock of Dimes played the Cobalt in Vancouver Friday night. The show comes early in a North American tour in support of the band’s debut full-length, If You See Me, Say Yes (released in September by Partisan Records).

This was the band’s first time in Vancouver, although frontperson Jenn Wasner has been here a number of times with her band Wye Oak.

Photos – Wye Oak at Venue, Vancouver

In that band, Wasner usually plays guitar, although the most recent Wye Oak album featured more synths. The Friday night show saw her stick mostly guitar while others in her band, which includes Katie Harkin (touring member of Sleater-Kinney), Aaron Roche (New Amsterdam Records recording artist, touring member of R. Stevie Moore) and Will Hackney (Loamlands, Tuskha).

The set consisted mostly of tracks from If You See Me, Say Yes. Though only half-full, the Cobalt gave Wasner a warm reception, and the band responded in kind with a satisfying run of lush, immediate pop songs.

Flock Of Dimes 2016 tour dates:

10/25 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
10/26 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
10/28 – The Drake – Toronto, ON
10/29 – Bar Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, QC
10/30 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
11/1 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
11/2 – Rough Trade NYC – Brooklyn, NY
11/4 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
11/5 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
11/6 – The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
11/8 – The High Watt – Nashville, TN
11/9 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
11/11 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
11/12 – 3TEN ACL Live – Austin, TX

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