Elizabeth Moen & Friends at Neck of the Woods, by Robert Alleyne
Elizabeth Moen (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Elizabeth Moen treated San Francisco to a night of warm, soothing, soul-influenced indie rock on Thursday, January 25, at Neck of the Woods. Moen, who has been splitting her time between her hometown in Iowa, Dublin, and San Francisco, was in town for a short period playing SoFar Sounds as well as at Bottom of the Hill with Rocky Sandoval.

Joined on stage by bassist Gemma Rose and guitarist Jonnie Cohen, the threesome mainly played songs from her latest album, That’s All I Wanted. Moen also weaved in a few fun covers and inventive covers, such as Marcy Playground’s “Sex and Candy” and the Zutons’ “Valerie.”

Following her set, Moen invited other musicians in the audience to come up and play, in an impromptu open mic. A mix of musicians, including Dagmar, Emily Brown, and Evan Lanam (of Evan and the Live Oaks) all came on stage to share a few songs for a party which lasted well into the night. Check out the gallery below for all the sights, so you can imagine the sounds.