“Armed and rebooted with new guitar player Nate Nagle, Lies, Inc. returned to stage action in late December, playing at Aldo’s on a double-bill with Black Sun. Opening the night, Lies, Inc. quickly reestablished their stern musical turf of hard-hitting, female-fronted modern rock with their mix of older and new original song material. Nate displayed precision and intensity on his guitar leads, adding spark to the rumbling, busy rhythm barrages of drummer Ron Brode and bassist Kent Tonkin. Singer Lily Taylor quickly reaffirmed her vocal power and intensity, as she led Lies, Inc. through forceful established original songs like “Waking the Misery,” “Invertigo” and “Losing Ground,” along with newer assaults such as “Shadowland” and “Hell’s Angel.””
"Lies, Inc. started the night with one of the most intense sets of heavy-hitting rock I’ve witnessed from them yet. Singer Lily Taylor’s performance was fierce and powerful, especially her all-out intensity on the song “Waking the Misery,” while Kent Tonkin delivered a monstrous-sounding bass tone on the group’s new composition “Over Easy.”
“Lies, Inc. ended the night with their melody-intensive brand of hard modern rock. Singer, Lily Taylor has quickly elevated her vocal power and intensity; she blended all-out range and aggression as she fronted Lies, Inc. on original songs like “Hypnotic,” “Invertigo,” “Losing Ground” and more.”
"The new-look Lies, Inc. then finished the evening with their all-original set. New lead singer Lily Taylor, guitarist Jason Berardi, bassist Kent Tonkin and drummer Ron Brode mixed old and new material as they redefined their technically-geared modern rock sound. They introduced new songs such as “Invertigo” and “Waking the Misery,” and rebooted previous originals like “Plaster Apparent,” “Don’t Blink” and “Hypnotic.” Lily’s voice showed power and tenacity up front, and gave Lies, Inc.’s song material a fresh edge."
"Other bands I saw recently included Half Tempted at the kickoff of Hollidaysburg’s Downtown Live! outdoor concert series, Wild Guess at 30 Something, Maequeen at Aldo’s, Acoustic Mayhem and Hard Drive at the Belmar Hotel, The Nightcrawlers at Zeno’s, Rapid Fire at Pellegrine’s, and the duo of Pat McGinnis and Jason McIntyre at Al’s Tavern. And during a private picnic last month, I was treated to a preview of the revived Lies, Inc. with new singer Lily Taylor; this band will be exciting when they officially return!"