Aurea Verba

Beauty Bar, Nov. 11

The local quartet introduced the audience to their style of rock with “The Flight,” a sweeping ballad that transitioned tempos from slow to fast and back again. Heavily influenced by late ’90s radio rock, Aurea Verba filled the rest of the set with instrumentals galore. Bassist Mason Ian and guitarist Eli Southard played with enthusiasm and skill. “Sibyl Vane,” a song about past deeds with a pop punk rhythm, ended the set. The guys performed with a lot of energy and heart. Despite being together less than a year, there’s certainly a lot of chemistry between the bandmembers, and it shows in the music.

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