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Thinkin’ About the Echoes
How Great Grandpa, KT Neely & Still January filled the room
By Lily & JP
Jake Kelly’s drums rumbled beneath the entire 300 capacity floor of Real Art Tacoma-- just prior to any paying body entered the room April 13, 2019.
But something with those first drum beats hinted that this night was different. They say that a live music atmosphere starts with good vibes but maybe it's forgotten that they literally are vibrations that shake your whole body.
Keepin’ it Real
How Flying Fish Cove, Aylen Trees & Ketamine Cat surprised us
By Lily & JP
Flying Fish Cove sounded refreshingly creative and toward the end of their set I definitely noticed when it seemed like they really hit their high energy point and comfort levels which was good to see.
I appreciated Aylen Trees' realness - with the audience and musically - and I personally thought I recognized some Kurt Cobain vocal qualities. Throw in some Eliot Smith and you’ve got yourself the full experience.
Can’t stop, won’t stop
How Booty EP, Catfrish Crisp, & Baja boy grooved with the crowd
Fresh off their run through Treefort, Booty EP showed us just how jive Canadians are when it comes to supporting all ages spaces. In Canada, they were given a grant just to tour! That’s wild!
Hopefully with new arts funding in Tacoma we can see more rad things like people arriving en masse for Tacoma’s own— Baja Boy, spacey percussion masterpieces courtesy Catfish Crisp and more rad things.