A band that I was recently introduced to by one of my kids, Half*Alive, will be making a stop at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN on October 13th. They have very interesting videos and all of them seem to have some sort of really in depth dancing. I will be curious to see if that carries over to their live show.
Half*Alive is an American band from Long Beach, California. The band was formed in 2016 and consists of lead singer Josh Taylor, drummer Brett Kramer and bassist J Tyler Johnson. The trio are best known for their single “Still Feel” and its choreographed music video. Their first EP, 3, was released in 2017, while their debut studio album, “Now, Not Yet”, was released on August 9, 2019.
The band’s musical style has been described as indie pop, pop, alternative rock, dance-pop, electronic rock and electropop, and further incorporates elements of R&B, funk and soul. The band have explained that they enjoy experimenting with numerous genres as well as sounds from 1960’s, 70’s and contemporary music. They have cited film and psychology, specifically Jungian and Freudian concepts from which the band’s name derives, as some of their influences, in addition to the work of Sufjan Stevens, Vulfpeck, Christine and the Queens, Kimbra, Emily King, Chance the Rapper and Tyler, the Creator, and incorporate themes of anxiety and religion in their songs. Taylor, in an interview with NBHAP, illustrated that while songwriting he aims to hit the “sweet spot” between “abstract” and “relate-able” lyrics in order to allow listeners to interpret them in their own way.
It appears to be just them with no openers.
Doors at 5:30 pm | Show at 6:30 pm
Tickets available HERE.