Yakuza were probably my favorite band of the night, I just wish they were given a longer set. The adventurous progressive metal band hail from Chicago and are on the stellar Profound Lore label. I was able to chat with singer/sax player Bruce Lamont before the show and he's an all around good guy. Lamont has collaborated with with fellow Chicagoans Nachtmystium and has a new project with Sanford Parker (Minsk) called Cirlce Of Animals, as well as a solo album that will be coming out soon.
The crowd was polite enough with applause and cheering, some head nodding here or there, but I think a lot of people were lost. I think it was the first time a lot of metalheads had even seen a saxophone.