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Live Review: Varsity @ Black Cat, 5/3/18

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Varsity at the Black Cat.

I was first introduced to Varsity by a woman I was dating. It didn't work out with her, but I can gladly find solace in the easygoing and delightful sounds of a newfound band.

On tour to support their latest record, Parallel Person, the five-piece proved that music still makes the best girlfriend.

In this case, it began with Stef's voice. Effortlessly enchanting, I found myself pausing in taking pictures to focus on the aural pleasure, like one might smile at the sweet nothings whispered in their ear from a lover.


The pair of guitars dazzled deftly, adding a lustrous layer that tickled the ear in just the right spot. Paul was not far behind thumping on the bass. Tying it all together was Jacob with a precise intensity on percussion that snuggled the rest. The equilibrium achieved by all five parties was as impeccabl…

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