HIGH STEP SOCIETY w/ ANDREW CAREW @ PARRILLA'S SHOW US YOUR SPOKES 7/31
On Wednesday July 31st, electro-swing troubadours High Step Society return to Bend to kick off Parallel 44 Presents & Parrilla Grill's 2019 Show Us Your Spokes Concert Series at Parrilla's Westside location at 14th & Galveston. This awesome free, all ages series of 4 mid-Summer Wednesdays is sponsored by Dr. Jolly’s, GoodLife Brewing, AVID Cider Company, Boneyard Beer & The Source Weekly and also features shows by Dirty Revival (8/7), Yak Attack (8/14) & The Brothers Comatose (8/21). Events will kick off at 5PM and music will go until 10PM.
High Step Society: When the honeyed tones of The Jazz Age meld with hottest beat drops of the new millennium, you get High Step Society’s elixir of American Electro Swing. Grandma remembers when she listened to jazz giants on the old Victrola. Grandkids feel the bass beats deep in their chest cavity. Merging dance music from our past with sounds for the future, High Step Society features a shimmering horn section that soars over syncopated high hats and rat-a-tat snare. The kids in the band are electronic music producers as well as educated jazz musicians. Audaciously sophisticated, High Step Society is rethinking jazz with unorthodox arrangements, and bringing a touch of elegance to modern electronic music.
The band is “at once groovy and raucously tight, High Step Society’s tunes growl to a Cotton Club vibe that plunges the depths of the EDM trench.” (Eugene Weekly, 10/8/15). They ”take it to the next level with live horn sections, sultry singers and energetic dance beats that capture the excitement of the jazz age and rocket launch it a century into the future.” (Eugene Weekly, 4/9/15) Their live shows are classy affairs where everyone is encouraged to dress their best, so the band and the crowd are looking top notch while the dance floor sizzles. High Step Society’s first recording, “The Duke Suite” EP was released July 2015 for free download on their SoundCloud page. This is just the beginning for this hot new Electro Swing band who takes inspiration from the likes of Caravan Palace, Duke Ellington, and newer producers like G. Jones. Since their formation in 2015, they have been lighting up music festivals and packing dance halls across the Northwest.
About Andrew Carew: Andrew Carew, of LARRY AND HIS FLASK, is venturing into new territory with his solo act. With the help of a drum machine and a looper pedal, folk and old timey jazz tunes, some covers and some originals, are blended and accompanied with acoustic guitar leads and meandering trombone lines.
Links: High Step Society - www.highstepsociety.com Andrew Carew - www.larryandhisflask.com Parallel 44 Presents - www.parallel44presents.com Parrilla Grill - www.parrillagrillbend.com Dr. Jolly’s - www.jollybend.com GoodLife Brewing - www.goodlifebrewing.com AVID Cider Company - www.avidcider.com Boneyard Beer - www.boneyardbeer.com The Source Weekly - www.bendsource.com