It was a night full of great energy and raw talent.
Thao got the energy going right away with "Departure" and "Slash/Burn", two tracks from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's 2016 album. Recently, Thao announced an upcoming release of Temple - Deluxe Edition. She played a few tracks from her 2020 album, Temple, including "Phenom," "Marrow," and the well-loved title track, "Temple." The video for "Marrow" was released a few weeks ago. You don't want to miss your chance to see Thao's raw talent for songwriting and incredible vocals. After touring with Julien Baker she will be performing on The Lantern Tour with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Gaby Moreno, and others. The tour proceeds will benefit the Women's Refugee Commission.
Julien Baker took the stage with "Hardline" and "Bloodshot" from her 2021 album, Little Oblivions. The album is packed full of deeply-personal storytelling, great instrumentals, and incredible vocals. Highlights from the set include, "Favor," "Sour Breath," and "Song in E." The first piano note played in "Song in E" is enough to hit you deep in the feelings. Overall, Julien Baker put on an amazing show at Metro Chicago. She is an artist that you definitely don't want to sleep on.