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Always Support Your Local Artists

Our local musicians matter just as much as indie musicians around the world.

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Always Support Your Local Artists
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Last week, I saw one of the most amazing concerts by a local indie band. Although it was required for one of my classes, I still would've gone, regardless of it being mandatory or not. The band's name was What Time is it, Mr. Fox? led by Brian King, and the band is neo-cabaret, encompassing plenty of styles such as regular indie, pop, neo-soul, and post-disco. The other members include Reneé Dupuis, who is essentially female lead singer, violinist Nathan Cohen, bassist Joe Cardoza and drummer Dennis Monagle, plus two singing dancers, Eileen and Rachel. The concert was actually called Gravitational Fool, and it was an amazing commentary on stereotypes of the queer within postmodern society.

Six different characters were the focus of the concert, starting with a sad Pierrot. Although I'm not afraid of clowns fully, they do give me chills everywhere, but the way that Brian told the clown's story had me hooked. Then there was a jester, who performed an astonishing cover of "Situation" by Alison Moyet, complete with a flawless moonwalk. I forgot a few of the other characters, but I remember the dandy's storyline being about standing out in a crowd, and the trials and tribulations that come along with it. Not to mention, the concert featured aerial silk tricks by the two backup singers, complete with a hoop. All in all, it was an amazing concert, and I do hope that more concerts that get put on at the Nest are of this caliber! Or if not, at least remotely close, hehe.

All critiquing aside, I want to say that concerts like these a reason that local artists deserve all the support. Yeah, they deserve it just as much as the indie bands who are trying for a major record label contract. It doesn't matter if their music is your cup of tea or anything like that because they need you to be there, so that when they get to the pinnacle of success or close to it, they'll have an easier time going back to their roots.

I myself do listen to indie music, although they actually do not always hail from where I live. Regardless, I still support them all the way. And that goes for international indie bands too.

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