I’ll keep this one brief… I don’t really know the music of the Duke Spirit too well, but I listened to both of their albums a couple of times to prepare for their appearance Thursday (Aug. 14) at the Empty Bottle. My early impression: This is some nice power pop, or shiny guitar-driven indie-rock. Something like that. Good melodic hooks. The band put on a good show, too, especially singer Liela Moss, who strutted around in tight black pants… Now, why couldn’t the dear old Empty Bottle turn up the lights a little bit so we photographers could get a few nice shots of Liela? Oh, well, I did the best I could.