Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Lydia Finale: A Goodbye & Farewell Tour

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Only one original Lydia member, Leighton Antelman, appeared at the Marquis Tuesday night to play, what would be, Denver's last engagement with the Arizona indie rock outfit. Antleman, accompanied by Craig Taylor, drummer of four years, Matt Funderburk, bass, and Matt Keller, keyboard, created an ambiance that had the entire front row of ladies with stars in their eyes. Having been formed in 2003, "The Lydia Finale: A Goodbye & Farewell Tour" will sadly bring Lydia to an official conclusion in the next couple of weeks.

Antleman addresses the band's break-up on their myspace page by saying, "This has been something I’ve been thinking about for quite some time now and it’s just the right place and time for me to move on to other things and projects." He makes it clear that the decision had nothing to do with the band's musical output and that the new album "Assailants" is the best music the band ever has released.

Surprised at his admirer's familiarity with the lyrics, Antleman kicked it old school and performed many songs off of Lydia's first album "This December; It's One More and I'm Free." In addition to several tunes from "Illumiate," their second album, the four delivered their newest material from "Assailants" with fervor and bare feet.

Before exiting the stage, Antleman gave a farewell wave to Lydia's fans, a small, but sentimental moment. Some may even go as far as to say a single tear fell down his cheek...

Okay, I made that part up.

Anyway, goodbye Lydia! You've done us well.

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