LIVE REVIEW/PHOTOS: Pentimento, Better Off and A Will Away invade Cleveland

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On October 15, Pentimento rolled into Cleveland, Ohio with Caleb and Carolyn, A Will Away and Better Off to play their second date of their fall tour at Mahall’s. The night started a half an hour late with hardly 20 people in the venue, though the crowd hit near 80 toward the end of the night.

The show opened up with two locals, Failing Astronauts and These Bridges. Both bands were fantastic and the crowd continued to grow during both of them.

The first touring band up was married couple Caleb And Carolyn from Buffalo, New York. The duo stood onstage and serenaded everyone with their voices and acoustic guitar. The indie-folk act was a strong opening for the touring bands.

Next was Naugatuck, Connecticut, rockers A Will Away. The quartet who recently signed to Triple Crown Records will be re-releasing their EP Bliss on October 23.

The band with the largest crowd of the night was Nashville’s Better Off. The band, who is normally a four-piece, played as a trio and owned the night. Better Off released their second album Milk last month and it appeared that everyone in the crowd had listened to it.

Pentimento, the headliner from Buffalo, definitely had the loudest crowd of the night even though some of the crowd had disappeared. The crowd was focused on the band and the energy conveyed could be felt throughout the building. Pentimento had several guitar changes throughout their set, but it appeared to give the crowd a breather while they waited for the next song. Before Pentimento could even step off the stage, the audience was begging for one more song. The band asked for requests and settled on “The Bridge.”