by Tiana Feng I was wing-girl/photographer for @henderstu, and he chose The Dakota as one of the stops. When we arrived, it was 20 year old Americana veterans Waiting For Henry on the stage. I was probably the youngest person (I’m 26) in the crowd. It was amazing to see that after 20 years, all the members were super happy to be on stage. It was a bit dad-rock for me, but their enthusiasm for being there was quite infectious. — The last time I saw Slow Down Molasses was 2-3 years ago (during NXNE I think!). I even bought their record Walk Into The Sea and it was one of my first pieces of vinyl. I remembered them being mellow, like their band name would suggest. Their set last Saturday showed a different side. In the small confines of Dakota Tavern, the band interacted with audience members as they played as well as the environment, using the hanging pipes as a percussion instrument. It was much more lively, leaning toward radio friendly indie pop/rock and it was a good evolution. I loved the slow stuff of their past, but I enjoyed their evolution even more. They’ve definitely spent the last few years re-evaluating their sound, and I can’t wait for a new record.