When immaculately dressed musicians enter from stage left, things get serious real quick. In the case of Nicole Atkins and her backing musicians, collectively known as the Sea, the fashion was just one small part of what turned out to be an amazing live experience.

During the performance, the band evoked strong images of the East Coast. The set was filled with anecdotes and lyrics of having been raised in a small town that has lost some of its appeal from a more memorable time.

But the sound that has been cultivated by this band is distinctively eclectic. Some songs were pure pop, while others had elements of folk and psychedelia lurking just beneath the surface. Nicole Atkins is definitely on the rise and without a doubt an amazing musician to watch.