Show Preview & Ticket Giveaway: Dancing on the Valentine 8 @ Neumos, Saturday 2/9

This Saturday evening, February 9th, Neumos hosts the eight annual Dancing on the Valentine. Created by DJ Jenny George, Dancing on the Valentine gathers musicians – who cover some amazing songs – together for a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefit. Good, good stuff. This year’s benefit features songs by the Cure as covered by many of Seattle’s best artists: Adra Boo, Daniel G. Harmann and the Trouble Starts, Erik Blood, Fox and the Law, Gibraltar, the Grizzled Mighty, Head Like A Kite, Hotels, NighTrain, Panama Gold, Vox Mod, Lesli Wood of the Redwood Plan with Jupe Jupe plus DJ Mike Steve and special guest Atticus George-Andrijeski. Dana of Three Imaginary Girls will emcee the evening. AND WE HAVE A WINNER! We have a pair of tickets to give away to the first person who can tell me the name of the first Cure album by 4 PM PST on Wednesday, February 6th. Email your answer to dagmar@backbeatseattle.com and be over 21.

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Adra Boo: Singer Adra Boo is half of Fly Moon Royalty, a band that combines urban sounds and rhythm and blues. Adra’s vocals and presence will move you.

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Adra Boo – photo by Simon Krane

Daniel G. Harmann and the Trouble Starts: Solid rock quartet! I caught these guys on Saturday at the Sunset and enjoyed their really awesome musicianship.

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Daniel G. Harmann – photo by Simon Krane

Erik Blood: Musician and producer Erik Blood might be the most appropriate pick here to be in this project. This is a good thing. Blood creates a moody, at times delicate and at other times heavier guitar noise. I said noise. In a good way.

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Erik Blood

Fox and the Law: Massively good rock with all the right tinges of ’60s power. They’re also gifted with a great bassist so I hope they get some of the Cure’s bass-heavy songs.

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Fox and the Law – photo by Dagmar

The Grizzled Mighty: Rock, blues, sheer wonderful noise from Ryan Granger and Whitney Petty. However they cover the Cure will be really unusual and cool.

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The Grizzled Mighty – photo by Dagmar

Head Like A Kite: I can’t wait to hear what the creative and genius Head Like A Kite will do with the Cure. Will there be synth party? Will things get really tormented and crazy? I don’t know!

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Head Like A Kite – photo by Simon Krane

Hotels: This powerful synth band has been on hiatus. Here’s what they have to say for themselves via Facebook: “What brings us out of our Hotels cave? Dancing On The Valentine, that’s what! Hotels returns for one night only to play our friend Jenny George’s annual birthday party/ fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with a slew of other great bands. Ghost of Hotels Past Max Wood joins us on drums! Her Royal Bizness Adra Boo lends her vocals! Black Swedes’ Jonathan Wooster guests on bass!”

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Hotels – photo by Dagmar

NighTrain: These women will bring plenty of sass to the Cure – and the Cure could use some sass. NighTrain can win over any audience with their synth-punk. I know this to be to true.

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NighTrain – photo by Dagmar

Panama Gold: Do you like the dirty rock? Panama Gold brings the dirty rock to Cure songs!

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Panama Gold– photo by Dagmar

Vox Mod: Vox Mod, how I love you. You sound how nature would if sifted through martinis with good beats. So lovely.

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Vox Mod – photo by Bebe Besch

Lesli Wood w/Jupe Jupe: The Redwood Plan‘s front woman, Lesli Wood collaborates with Jupe Jupe! I know which Cure song they will do but I am not telling. I can imagine this group will do a strong and synth-powered cover . . . they’ll be joined by Atticus George-Andrijeski on bass.

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Jupe Jupe – photo by Sarah Plein

For more information visit the event page on Neumos’ site or BBS’ event page.

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