Hot Bodies in Motion, Black Whales, and James Redfern @ The Crocodile 9/7Posted by Lindsey Bluher
Summer’s over you guys. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but within the next few weeks, Seattle will be clouding over. And rather than finding a source of warmth in the summer sun at Madison Beach, you’ll have to find it through your car’s heater. Or, if you’re anything like me, maybe you’ll go looking for a little heat through your speakers with a little help from Seattle’s own Hot Bodies in Motion. This Friday, the local band is playing the Crocodile Café.
If you’ve seen the Wallingford boys at any of the festivals they’ve played this summer, you’re already familiar with the soulful sound they’ve been perfecting. Hot Bodies has something about them that I can’t quite put my finger on – their music will electrify you from your head to your toes and leave you gasping for more. The bluesy band has enough grit to give them traction in Seattle, but play some of the most refreshing music I’ve heard over the past few months. Their last EP, Old Habits, gave a great introduction to what these boys are capable of and lucky for us, they’ve released a special teaser for their fans in anticipation for this show. For the next 72 hours, you can preview their new EP, due out this October. Enjoy the new songs below, and buy your tickets now – let’s turn up the heat this fall with Hot Bodies in Motion.
Opening for HBIM are two other local acts gaining momentum are Black Whales and James Redfern. Black Whales are probably a name you’re familiar with as they’ve been steadily and readily playing around Seattle for a hot minute now. They’re a slightly slower paced, mellowed out band, but they’ve got a bit of Nashville flair that really sets them apart from the other indie rock darlings around town. Their album Shangri-La Indeed was one of my favorite albums of 2011, which leaves me thrilled for Friday and the hope of hearing new material from one of my favorite Emerald City bands. Starting the night off is James Redfern. I wouldn’t be shocked if he was completely new to your music repertoire, if you catch his set on Friday you’ll understand why this is someone I’m excited to see live.