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Same As it Ever Was

A Talking Heads Tribute

Saturday, July 22nd

Charleston Pour House

Main Stage

830 doors /930 show

2 sets

$20 advance /day of show

Same As It Ever Was

…And local rock group Same As It Ever Was is all about defying

expectations. “When we first started the band, it was definitely about

the music first and foremost,” founder Curtis Geren told The Daily

Times this week. “We try to have some visually stimulating things

going on. The guys wear costumes at every show, and we keep it Why the

Talking Heads? Geren remembers watching the band’s videos when he was

a child, but it wasn’t until his teenage years that he rediscovered

the band’s music again. “I respect the fact that they discovered a way

to move the body and the mind at the same time,” he said. “It’s very

conceptual and very profound music, and at the same time it gets

people dancing. It’s fun, very creative and very surreal at the same

time. “At first, we were just excited to play the music itself, and

anything else that might have come out of it remained to be seen. I

think it was meant to be a really good ode to the Talking Heads, a

really well-done tribute.” What it’s become is one of the most

innovative groups and fun shows all over. Before forming SameAs It

Ever Was, Geren researched online and found no other Talking Heads

tribute bands out there. Today, he’s part of an all-star ensemble that

includes his brother Grant on rhythm guitar and vocals; Taylor Hiner

on bass and vocals; Rusty Davidson on keyboards; Matt Aurand on

percussion; Josh Hobbs on lead guitar; Steve Corrigan on drums; and

local torch singer Sarah Clapp on backup vocals. The group’s music

alternates between faithful recreations (“Houses in Motion,”

“Crosseyed and Painless”) to reinterpretations (“Stay Hungry.”) – The

Daily Times

* Show is 21+. Attendees under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Attendees under 21 will be subject to a $5 surcharge. The surcharge must be paid in cash at the door on the day of the event.