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By Megan Donohue
Mojo’s was packed at about halfway through the True/False event last night. The crowd was a mix of all ages, and it responded with increasing enthusiasm as each of four bands took the stage.
Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine took to their mics near 9 p.m. The St. Louis duo’s folksy harmonies and sad love song lyrics were catchy, and although their instrumentation of guitar and percussion ranging from tambourine to bells seemed limited at first, it worked well. At one point the percussionist Beth Bombara used the girls’ cell phones as instruments, creating feedback from the mic.
When the Minneapolis band Dark Dark Dark began to play, a majority of the floor was covered. Near the end of their set, Nona Marie Invie told the audience the band hasn’t been back to Columbia since they played here on their first Dot Dot Dot Tour. Although she says they can’t remember anything about playing their show, they do remember having a lot of fun.
Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? took the stage next, and the crowd began pulsing to their ska sound. They had faster tempos than the previous two bands, and the accordion and brass instruments blended amazingly well. The entire bar fell silent to listen to their music and then talked about their lyrics, sound and the lead singer’s strong enunciation.
The final band, Believers, finally began to play at 12:30 a.m. After the band started, the members began to loosen up and play with more feeling. The bar, completely packed by this point, responded with overwhelming support.
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