Last Nights Vice rocks Spirit Fest

By Kari Williams

Carnival rides operated, and children walked around with giant stuffed bananas that they won from various games at Lindbergh High School’s Spirit Fest. But more importantly, Last Nights Vice brought a hell of a lot more than spirit to the event.

Brandon House, Chris Blake, Andrew Ghiassi, Jordan Phoenix and Joe Fitzsimmons set the stage on fire with their live performance. Anyone who’s heard their music knows it’s lyrically and melodically remarkable, but the recordings themselves do not do Last Nights Vice justice.

Seeing them live cements the potential for their success to grow. They give 110 percent every time they play, regardless of the crowd size. It’s as if they come alive with the music.

The show started off with a couple newer songs from their upcoming CD—which is set to release later this summer—then switched to a few older songs such as “Lock and Key” and “Under Control.” For one of the songs from their “The Power Cosmic” EP, House did an intro in honor of Back to the Future, setting the scene where Marty McFly plays “an oldie where he comes from,” and went into classic LNV.

Throughout the set, all four LNV guys tried to incorporate the carnival itself in the show by talking and waving to the people on the rides and inviting them over to the stage. At one point, House called a group of children to stand in front of the stage. But the children had a different idea—a couple of them misunderstood House and ran onto the stage.

House ended the half hour show with their ‘ballad’ song “All I” to top off an electric set which is only the beginning of their sure to be amazing career.

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