"This Must Be The Place": A Valentines Spectacular // Exit/In

Written by Kayla Albee | Photos by Nick Zimmer

Exit/In hosted a mixed band bill earlier this month in support of The Smith Family Adoption. This benefit show helped raise money for a local family to achieve their goal of adoption from China, and brought the community together for a night of music, memory making, and move bustin’. Check out shots from the show down below!

HR_Lexy kicked off the show, and while we were unable to snag any photos, their artsy approach adds a deep layer to their live performance.

Black Moon Mother took the stage next. Their performance was a cross between earthy, ethereal forest-fairy vibes and heavy, looming guitar riffs. Vocalist Brianne O'Neill set the tone for the band’s set with her theatrical presence and commanding vocals.

Punk rock trio Peachy provided pure, high energy jams. Peachy’s aesthetic is reminiscent of authentic, original punk rockers from the days of CBGB’s, and the group seemed like friends pallin’ around and rockin’ out at the same time, as it should be.

Taco Mouth’s punk rock / garage grunge vibe would fit in perfectly at FEST, with bands like War On Women coming to mind due to their politically charged lyrics. They aren’t afraid to speak their truth, and closed their set with a song titled “The White House” that addressed the bigotry and racism that’s made headlines over the last two years.

Next up were Tayls, who packed the stage with eight band members. Their performance shifted the mood of the night into party gear as they delivered their own special blend of psychedelic pop. The group’s eclectic style was intriguing from the get go. Vocalist Taylor Cole danced their way through the set, as fans gathered near the front of the stage to sing along.

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The last time we caught Basic Printer, they were at The Basement. It was a nice change to see them rock the house on a larger stage at Exit/In, and they kicked their set off with “Hard Look” which is arguably their most popular song right now. Their performance included a major surprise for one special fan — an onstage proposal!

These Slippery People are a Talking Heads tribute band that started a major dance party. They busted out the deep cuts and fan favorites, including “Heaven,” “Burning Down The House,” and “Take Me To The River.” They covered Tom Tom Club’s “Genius Of Love” and wrapped up their set with “Once In A Lifetime.” They really packed a punch and jammed for close to two hours!

These Slippery People: Facebook

Basic Printer: Facebook and Instagram

Tayls: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Taco Mouth: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Peachy: Facebook and Instagram

Black Moon Mother: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

HR_Lexy Facebook and Instagram