Avid Dancer and Borns at The Independent - 11.22.15

words + photos by Joe Cortez

One thought ran through my mind after checking out Avid Dancer's impassioned set at San Francisco's Independent last Sunday night as the quartet opened for BORNS, "Avid Dancer is a band." After honing it's skills through local dates here in LA and time on the road, the restlessly creative project of songwriter Jacob Summers has seemingly found that elusive and crucial element so important to any band's success: chemistry.

With a lineup that now includes Kera Armendariz of Kera and the Lesbians on bass, Avid Dancer won over the Bay Area crowd with its psych-jams and infectious hooks, including tracks off the band's first album, "1st Bath" (available now via Grand Jury Music).

Check out my photos from Sunday night at The Independent below. For more on Avid Dancer, be sure to follow @MrAvidDancer2U on Twitter and like Avid Dancer on Facebook.

Avid Dancer Photo Gallery

Borns Photo Gallery