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Virtual gallery: Stars at the Republic

With eight albums and five extended plays under its belt, Montreal-based band Stars has managed to amass a tremendous volume of material in the fifteen years the group has been together.

On Tuesday night, the five musicians that make up the ensemble -- Torquil Campbell, Christopher Seligman, Evan Cranley, Patrick McGee and Amy Millan -- performed at the Republic. The set consisted of the band's retrospective catalog, focusing primarily on Stars' 2014 release, "No One is Lost." The bleak, yet peppy title track's lyrics -- “Put your hands up 'cause everybody dies” -- served as the main set ender and encouraged crowd participation. The band’s live set sounded rougher than the music on their polished albums; however, this slight roughness accounts for the dirty beauty of a Stars performance.  View an extended gallery here.

 

*An earlier version of this article cited the Stars as "Toronto-based" band. The band is based in Montreal. 

Steven Hatley is a New Orleans-based photographer. You can find more of his photography here.