When a band is so taken with a crowd that words can’t express their love of a city and its people, well, there’s not much to say. That’s how New Politics felt during and after their unbelievable set at Neptune Theatre on November 6.
As part of their Everywhere I Go (Kings and Queens) tour, David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Louis Vecchioare are finally headlining, and they are not holding anything back. From standing on the crowd, to flips, to rarely-seen dance moves, Boyd left the crowd gawking, dancing, and wanting more. Even though the guys said that Seattle and the crowd left them speechless with gratitude, they actually left the fans speechless with adoration of their sounds – and those moves. Just when we thought we couldn’t love them any more, they played new music for us. Yes, they still rocked their cover of “Sabotage” and played favorites including “Harlem” and “Tonight You’re Perfect.” Nineteen songs later, the whole place wanted 19 more.
From the tiny shows at El Corazon to Neumos to Marymoor Park, it was nice to see New Politics finally headlining at a bigger venue like Neptune. Granted, their next shows here will be in much bigger venues. Their fans demand it. At least that’s what they were saying in the very long meet and greet line after the show. Granted, all you had to do was buy a t-shirt to get the chance to meet these guys up close. Very cool, guys. Very very cool!
On tour with New Politics are Somekindawonderful and Bad Suns. Many fans were familiar with Bad Suns, as they just played at Marymoor Park this past summer. But many were taken with the sounds and moves of Somekindawonderful. Hopefully they play more than five songs the next time they come to town.
Tonight! Artist Home has chong the nomad giving a tutorial on making beats, a live performance by Tomo Nakayama. A screen printing tutorial by The Vera Project and even how to make flutes out of carrots from our friends at Honkfest West!
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Word to the wise. Follow our pal Andrew Joslyn and the Passenger String Quartet's Instagram page @andrewjoslynmusic.
He's giving sneak previews of his symphonic work on network TV commercials and pop songs. Every student of violin and cello should be following his page. But so should you. You have heard Andrew and his writing on Grammy winning hits by Macklemore and Kesha.
...and his work with folks like Ethan Anderson to save the music industry locally and globally with the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs is something to watch.
Or don't follow him and life will be a little less colorful and inspiring, but sometimes you don't notice how good life can be without good art and good friends.
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If you love music and want to make a difference, Please support our friend Andrew D.B. Joslyn and this important cause. #DistrictAdvocateI’m excited to be joining the @recordingacademy in an effort to push critical legislation to help music creators around the country get the support and financial assistance we so desperately need to stay afloat. I’m leading a couple of meetings with Senator Maria Cantwell and my state representative Pramila Jayapal - and looking forward to joining with my fellow musicians, industry professionals and educators on doing our part to preserve our industry during Covid-19. #districtadvocate ... See MoreSee Less
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