Tonight In Music: Paul Simon, The Maldives, El Ten Eleven, and morePosted by Lindsey Scully
Paul Simon with at WaMu Theater|4/15 | 8pm | All Ages | Sold Out
What’s there to say about Paul Simon that you don’t already know? He gained notoriety and fame back in the 60’s while being half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel. He wrote and starred in a movie, he was in the cast of a Broadway musical, and has won countless awards. The popular folk singer is also very involved in philanthropic organizations such as Children’s Health Organization, Children’s Health Project, and Little Kids Rock. Simon has released his latest album So Beautiful Or So What this past Tuesday and will be playing some new tracks as well as some of your old favorites.
Do flannel shirts, beards, and a banjo get you all hot and bothered? If so, then you are in for a treat tonight. The Maldives will be headlining at Neumos tonight in their blues folk rock way. This 9-piece band has a chilling sound to them and sucks you into each of their songs. Gripping lyrics with string guitar work, drum beats, banjo picking, and haunting violin. So many people and instruments going on all at once but it just makes sense.
The Horde And The Harem is a local quintet that is big on talent and sound. Between the male-female harmonies, guitar melodies, and piano/keys, The Horde And The Harem are a band to be reckoned with. The vocal harmonies will astound you and definitely set this band apart from the rest. They only have two EPs out at the moment, but I definitely foresee this band gaining popularity and putting out a lot more full-length albums.
The ladies of Lemolo will be performing tonight as well. This duo’s sound is most certainly intoxicating. The soft vocals that Meagan Grandall can belt out are absolutely beautiful. This girl can sing. Kendra Cox is the talent behind the drums and keys, and she complements Grandall’s voice and cadences perfectly. Lemolo has an EP and a singles album on their Bandcamp site that you can purchase, and trust me you will want to buy them both. These ladies are going places.
Post-rock duo El Ten Eleven are coming back to town, and they are playing their biggest Seattle show to date! No doubt many SSG Music readers have seen or heard about this band before as we’ve written about them many times. What keeps their fans coming back for more is their ability to maximize their minimalism. Specifically, drummer Tim Forgarty uses classic snare, electronic drums, and loop stations. Kristian Dunn (guitar/bassist/loops) uses a double necked combo bass/guitar, a fretless bass, and so many loop stations and pedals his craft moves from being classified as art to science and back again. Even though these two guys do the work of five, with zero pre-recorded material mind you, they make it seem so easy and fun that all their fans are left with is pure joy. On their last tour they incorporated a live camera on Kristian Dunn’s feet projected on a wall screen so you fans who weren’t in the very front could still see all the pedal madness.
They’ve sold out many of the Seattle shows they’ve played; this is going to be their biggest one and first all ages event. Come! Support! Drink (at the bar with your ID)! Dance!
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