Soulful British singer Jack Garratt, on tour with MS MR, recently played an October show at the Neptune Theatre. Although Jack was a one-man show, he had a very rich, full sound while playing piano, guitar and electronic drums. Jack wrote his first song at the age of 12 and will release his debut album, Phase, early next year.
Show Preview: ZEDS DEAD @ the Neptune, Wednesday 11/25 & Friday 11/27
ZEDS DEAD (you read that right, no apostrophe in this name!) have a “2 Night Stand” at the Neptune this Thanksgiving time. Comprised of DC and Hooks, ZEDS DEAD combines a variety of sub genres within electronic music. The Toronto-based duo have remixed so many artists’ work, from Broken Bells to Foo Fighters. ZEDS DEAD’s albums, mostly released on Diplo’s Mad Decent label (home of Diplo, Dillon Francis, Tiga, Yellow Claw, and more), create tremendous DJ power and variety. But when I say album, I mean digital or vinyl only. Forget about CDs. Forget about everything and lose yourself in the awesome music.
As a result of ZEDS DEAD not tying themselves down by one sub genre, fans do not have to decide among sounds such as electro, bass or dubstep: you get them all. I think this pretty cool. For those of you have no idea what these sub genres are, just think along the lines of getting some rap (with Omar LinX), some heavy bass, some house and some whatever-they-want-to-do.
Note: Wednesday’s show is +21, while Friday’s is all ages.
For tickets and more information, follow this link to the Neptune’s event page.
Grunge met classical when Chris Cornell played Benaroya Hall on September 29th. Cornell now has five solo albums, which have found him working with John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Steve Lillywhite and Brendan O’Brien, among others. He also had the honor of performing and co-writing “You Know My Name,” the theme song for James Bond film, Casino Royale.
All photos by Geoffrey Gribbin:
Marina and the Diamonds (Marina Diamandis and her four member band) brought their Neon Nature Tour to the Paramount Theatre on October 25th. The show was separated into three acts, each corresponding to one of Marina’s albums. Act 1 was Family Jewels, her first album; Act 2 was Electra Heart, her second; and Act 3 was her latest, Froot. Each had a different theme and Marina wore different outfits. During the 90-minute show, six songs were performed during each act and the encore included “Happy” and “Blue.” French singer-songwriter Héloïse Letissier, whose musical project is known as Christine and the Queens, opened.
Why You Want to Listen/Watch: Vampires, a disco ball room and a boa constrictor make appearances in this video. The video has Halloween vibes, but why not watch it all year round?
Details: Chants of “Manipulate your machine, because you’re a technomancer,” go through the song, which is a really cool one. Pictureplane, AKA Travis Egedy, released the Technomancer album in October 2015. He’ll perform at Neumos in Seattle on December 8th.