Kansas post-emo/guitar-heavy heroes the Appleseed Cast graced the Doug Fir on Saturday—with a slight change in the line-up. Ted Stevens (of Cursive) was filling in on lead for Aaron Pillar, who had been with the band for 14(!) years. No word yet on who would contribute to future recordings. The new energy felt good, and more than a little raw (lead singer Chris Crisci broke not one, but two strings in a single swipe). Their sound was still right on and plenty loud. There was a tender moment with a major room sing-along to "Hanging Marionette."

I can't pass up an opportunity to see them play, and it's a bonus to get some shots here and there.

More photos after the jump.