There weren’t a whole lot of people in Proctors’ GE Theatre last Friday for the launch of the Eighth Step’s new Indie 8th Step series, which aims at bringing young indie pop and rock bands to the venerable coffeehouse.
“Hey, the whole front row is empty. Come on and sit down front, so we can be more family-ish,” declared vocalist-guitarist Ari Picker, frontman for Lost in the Trees.
No one moved.
“Or you can just stay where you are, and we can be divorced,” he added. The crowd laughed. Then they got up and moved down front.
The small number of folks in the theater didn’t seem to bother the members of the Chapel Hill band, and from the very start it was clear that the lucky ones in attendance where going to be treated to something special.