The brother-sister duo The Forest Wall, who launched into their set around 8:30 p.m., offered a more low-key but distinctive live performance. Vocalist Amanda Salazar swayed back and forth as she carried elegant, serene vocals complemented by brother Derek Salazar’s haunting guitar playing.
Although Amanda’s voice remained sticky-sweet throughout most of the set, she demonstrated her vocal versatility in “In the Pines,” when her voice shifted to dark and deep. Derek’s husky, rough vocals also contributed an edgier quality to Amanda’s sweet voice in collaborative numbers like “Spanish Skies.”
After the hyped-up Mac Miller concert in September, the Forest Wall and Silent Old Mtns. provided a relaxed concert experience that was deserving of a larger audience. Hopefully the host of the show, Muzik Dizcovery radio show, a music blog and radio show on WMUC that freshman Casey Whitman runs, will be given larger, more publicized venues for future events to ensure that students don’t miss out on noteworthy acts like the Forest Wall and Silent Old Mtns.