Photos: Emily Wells, Lorna Dune, Rachel Goodrich at Lyric Theatre

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Emily Wells at the Lyric Theatre (Photo by Chad Elder)
Emily Wells at the Lyric Theatre (Photo by Chad Elder)

Like the title of her stunning new album, Wednesday night’s concert with Emily Wells held a lot of “Promise.” The show, moved to the Lyric Theatre from the El Rey earlier this month, meant a cozier environment to see Wells’ vocal and instrumental wizardry, which on this night was augmented by tourmate Lorna Dune and a string quartet. That the crowd has a long wait in the rain until doors opened put a damper on things, but after Rachel Goodrich’s engaging opening sit and Dune’s lead-in performance, the Brooklyn-based Wells put on a devastating display of synth and string compositions and live looping, complete with visual projections, including playing many songs from her new album.

Photos by Chad Elder