by Donte Kirby
Mother Mother and The Burgeoning were electric on stage at the Voltage Lounge Thursday night.
Hometown boys The Burgeoning opened the night playing songs mostly from their upcoming EP. Songs had a mellow vibe that would transition into a more high energy breakdown. Lovelorn lyrics crooned and the band was a stark contrast to the abrasiveness of Mother Mother to follow.
The Burgeoning’s closer “Lighthouse” off their last EP, Love Alchemy, Life Algorithm, was the most high energy song of the set and an instant crowd favorite. The whole band comes alive during the song and engages the crowd. In return the crowd clapped along giving the band’s energy right back.
Mother Mother opened their set with “Get Out the Way” the first track off their latest album Very Good Bad Thing. It was as head banging and agressive as the title would imply.
Fans of the Canadian five piece got tracks from the whole discography, going at least as far back as “Ghosting” from 2008’s O My Heart. Those who like to hear Ryan Guldemond speak got plenty of that too. Guldemond’s waxing philosophical or just thanking the crowd for being able to “dig songs from all over the shop,” was the band’s song transition of choice.
The Burgeoning and Mother Mother together made for an eclectic alt rock evening. Mother Mother fans screamed for an encore, no doubt they couldn’t get enough of this band.