Last Friday, those in attendance at Lucky Bar were treated to a double dose of some of western Canada’s finest acts. Mise en Scene warmed up the stage fabulously for the dreamy, witchy Louise Burns to close out the night.

Hot off playing two sets at Rifflandia Festival last month, Louise Burns’ return to Victoria was a delightful, captivating show. Tracks from her latest effort, Young Mopes, were pieced together effortlessly throughout the set. Her charm and disdain for forced stage banter elicited a few laughs from the audience between songs.

Standout tracks live included Who’s The Madman, Storms, Pharaoh, Strange Weather and the title track Young Mopes. Burns’ goth pop and ’80s influences are easy to pick out, making for a very cohesive sound from the opening notes of her set through to the very end.

Mise en Scene – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Mise en Scene – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Mise en Scene – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Mise en Scene – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Mise en Scene – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Louise Burns – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Louise Burns – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Louise Burns – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Louise Burns – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Louise Burns – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Louise Burns – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Louise Burns – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Louise Burns – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Louise Burns – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Louise Burns – Photo by Lindsey Blane

Louise Burns – Photo by Lindsey Blane