Their set varied quiet, moody songs and energetic numbers with more of a rock punch which got the crowd moving and on their feet. Speaking of the crowd, there were an impressive number of people present for an opening act on a Wednesday night, and River Shiver made quick work of winning a number of new fans, myself included.
They closed with the song "Lies", which was easily the most memorable song in the set, and is also available as a free download here.
GHOST TOWN JENNY
Singer/multi-instrumentalist Kim Kylland's (no, her name's not Jenny) ethereal voice floats through each song, held aloft with violin, saw (yes, saw), and more. All the while, you scramble to catch hold of that almost-forgotten dream.
Ghost Town Jenny are currently touring overseas... if you aren't lucky enough to be in Ireland or Norway, give it some time and I am sure they will be back in the Bay Area before long.
BOOKS ON FATE
Since he is the driving force - writing all the lyrics and music - a backup band is really a superfluous accessory anyway, and Dishart singlehandedly delivers all of the punch of an entire band.