Music and Notes: Night Moves Caps Off Beer Fest

After a long day of drinking brews at Door County Beer Fest Saturday, there was no better way to end the night than by seeing some live music at the Door County Brewing Co. Music Hall. Night Moves, an indie band from Minneapolis, provided good vibes to an eager crowd.

The hall had a healthy amount of people, but it wasn’t too crowded. Still, an abundance of beards and Hacienda Beer Co. merch could be spotted throughout. People were in a good mood, too, and ready to dance to the music.

Night Moves brought both mellow tunes and songs that got people moving. The first half of the show consisted of lots of their newer music, their latest album being Pennied Days of 2016. The band took a rather long break, and came out for a more loose second half. They joked about having a little bit more to drink this time around, saying, “Here’s a cheers to local suds,” holding up their drinks.

The second half of their set had music new and old. They played songs from their first album, Colored Emotions from 2012, as well as songs that they’re working on for their next album. They project it to come out sometime in 2019, they said.

Overall, it was a great show. The energy and emotion from the band was clear, and the crowd really responded to it. Truthfully, I’ve been a fan for some time and sang along quite a bit, but it wasn’t just me that enjoyed it. After the announcement of their last song (“Carl Sagan,” official video above) and subsequent goodbyes, the crowd refused to let them off that easy. Night moves was encored back onto stage for an extra two songs, and they were loving the crowd’s excitement.

After the show, the band laid out merch and mingled with the crowd. It was a chill end to a fun, long day.

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