Tonight In Music: Devo, Punch Brothers, Girl Talk, and morePosted by Lindsey Scully
Devo, yes THAT Devo, will be at The Moore tonight and there are still some VIP tickets left for the meet-n-greet with them. It’s been 20 years since Devo’s last album, and they have just released Something for Everybody in 2010. Devo is still rocking the quirkiness that everyone loved them for way back when, so make to bring your whip and whip it good.
The Octopus Project will be opening for Devo, and what a great complement they will be. The Octopus Project is fresh off a tour with Man or Astroman? and will be enchanting you with their multi-instrumental talents. This fun off-beat band hails from Austin, the land of SXSW, and are so unique they actually built custom equipment so they could make the type of sounds they were searching for to have on their newest album, Hexadecagon. This is a phenomenal experimental pop band, and one you will be hooked on instantly.
The Punch Brothers are a progressive bluegrass quintet that are much more then just bluegrass. Lead singer Chris Thile, who was also in Nickel Creek, helps write a lot of the lyrics for Punch Brothers and some tracks are very folk, some very bluegrass, and some are more slowed down and almost haunting. The violin, bass, mandolin, and banjo altogether really set each song’s tone, from upbeat to almost a chamber-likeness. If you’re looking for a foot-stomping good time, then the Punch Brothers are where you need to be tonight.
Joshua Morrison is a local musician who has a new EP out on iTunes right now. He’s a bit reminiscent of Dashboard Confessional with his introspective lyrics and songs about life, love, and war and the path to self-healing. Morrison is superbly talented with his guitar work and has a great raspy voice that is also very smooth and makes for easy listening.
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So I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that the two Seattle shows on the Girl Talk tour are sold out. The good news is that since scalping is so hot right now, chances are you’d be able to find some tickets outside day of show.
Greg Michael Gillis, aka Girl Talk, embodies the free, mischievous nature of youth. He creates mash-up remixes of popular music and puts it out the world over. Whether or not these samples are authorized is dubious at best, but that’s part of the fun. When your dancing your butt off to a mash up of Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” and Young MC’s “Bust a Move,” it just adds to the euphoria knowing that it’s Illegal Art (pun intended). His most recent release, All Day (available for free download here), is a zany, intelligent mash-up of the who’s who in pop culture including U2, Lady Gaga, James Brown, Belinda Carlisle, Rye Rye, the list goes on and on. These shows are going to be big huge dance parties. – Nikki Benson