How do you feel about stealing? Your mother probably told you it’d get you locked up. Well, she’s wrong. The kind of “steal” I’m talking about is a two concert deal from the Near Water Concert Series.
For just 20 bucks, you can go crazy to the music of both Hey Marseilles and The Mogwli’s. Don’t you think that price is practically robbery? I do.
If the cost hasn’t sparked your interest, then the music should. Seattle’s Hey Marseilles has more instruments than band members. Their sound is a symphonic and lyrically full mix of folk, jazz and pop. Their 2010 debut To Travels and Trunks is a wayfaring explosion of storytelling with sublime strings (compliments of classically-trained brothers Sam and Jacob Anderson). Make sure to check out the title track, as well as “Rio”, “Marseilles” and “Cannonballs.”
That mix of cello and viola will fill the Meyer Theatre when Hey Marseilles performs there on Saturday, June 29th as part of the Near Water Concert Series. But like I said, there is more to the band than just two instruments. Hey Marseilles was founded in 2006 when lead vocalist Matt Bishop teamed up with Nick Ward and his barrage of instruments (guitar, drumbourine, mandolin). From there, the duo added Ward’s roommate Philip Kobernik, who brought his accordion and piano skills. The band kept growing to its current six member billing.
It’s that skilled group of musicians that can be heard on the recently released Lines We Trace. It’s easy to get immersed in this album. The deeply constructed songs are emotive and sweeping, both lyrically and instrumentally. The track “Bright Stars Burning” is a prime example of this.
Tickets for Hey Marseilles are already on sale through Ticket Star. They run $15 for general admission, which if you ask me is an amazing deal. But why not spend $5 more and check out The Mowgli’s on Thursday, June 27th as well. Two bands for $20 – it’s tough to beat that. Click here to read more about The Mowgli’s and listen to a track that will have you craving their California sound.
To stay up to date with the latest music happenings, be sure to like the Near Water Concert Series on Facebook. It’s a great place to join in on a daily music discussion, as well as post your own music picks.
For the lowdown on the Near Water Concert Series, check out more articles on WhooNEW:
- Near Water Announces Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Plus a Free Show
- Near Water Concert Series Emerges at Green Bay’s Meyer Theatre
- Playlist: Eleven Artists You Missed at the Near Water Concert Series
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