Friday, August 20th, 2021

Deck Stage



Cover:$15 Advance/$20 Day of Show
Genre:Talking Heads

…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

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