Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St, Bend, Oregon 97703

Parallel 44 Presents Swatkins & The Positive Agenda's Bend EP Release at P44P's Summer Concert Series on Thursday, August 29th at The Commons! This outdoor show is FREE & ALL AGES. Event starts at 6:30PM and Swatkins & The Positive Agenda play two long sets between 7PM & 10PM. Thanks to our loyal sponsors at Subaru of Bend, Dr. Jolly’s, Deschutes Brewery, Tumalo Cider Co & The Source Weekly

About Swatkins & The Positive Agenda: Swatkins is a joyful prophet of positivity. Together with his band, The Positive Agenda, he plays feel-good funk made by and for real human beings. Steve Swatkins is part of the new generation of performers making raw, fresh soulful music without relying on computers or backing tracks. This multi-instrumentalist is a master of the talkbox, an old-school analog effect using his larynx to shape the sound of his keyboard synthesizer sent through a vinyl tube. Think of the funky robot voice from "California Love" or the hair-raising harmony intro to "24 Karat Magic." Now picture a throwback dance party with a killer live band playing the deepest grooves imaginable, and you've got a taste of what The Positive Agenda is all about.
Swatkins has long been a fixture on the touring scene in his capacity as a sideman and guest artist. As a fulltime member of Excellent Gentlemen and Juno What?! he's spread his irresistible signature style on stages across the US and Canada. Since joining Allen Stone's band in 2013, he's been around the world several times, becoming an indispensable part of the live show and co-writing several of Allen's songs, including the lead single "Upside" from Stone's latest album, Radius. Most recently, he's guest-starred with Brooklyn's Turkuaz at their debut Red Rocks performance, sat in with Vulfpeck at their biggest NYC show to date in Central Park, and has toured subbing on keyboards with modern funk legends Lettuce. Now with Steve's new original project, The Positive Agenda, his dedicated fans can see the Swatkins they know and love in a brand new setting, bringing high-energy performances to dancefloors everywhere.

Links: Swatkins - www.swatkinsmusic.com Parallel 44 Presents - www.parallel44presents.com Subaru of Bend - www.subaruofbend.com Dr. Jolly’s - www.jollybend.com Deschutes Brewery - www.deschutesbrewery.com Tumalo Cider Co - www.tumalocider.com The Source Weekly - www.bendsource.com The Commons - www.thecommonsbend.com