Paper Tongues, from Charlotte, N.C., opened with strong set of accessible rock music, which had a sometimes light edge to it. Rap is also part of the mix.
Lead singer Aswan North was a strong presence, moving about the stage and putting it across. While the crowd probably wasn't overly familiar with the group, he got them going on more than one occasion.
The songs tended to have an anthemic quality, and the band gave them room to breath. Drummer Jordan Hardee was a powerhouse, setting a very sturdy beat throughout. While Paper Tongues wouldn't be accused of being particularly original at this point, they acquitted themselves well in an energetic 45-minute opening set.