As COHO prepped their gear for their set celebrating the release of their debut EP Graves at Barboza last Saturday night, they were grooving and lip-syncing along to Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle.” The crowd was grooving along. the beer was flowing freely, and the room grew hot and humid, bodies bouncing to the thudding bass. Then COHO’s set began, and the room became enmeshed and entranced by the music, music that held on to a hip-hop beat whilst introducing layers of introspective, ambient keyboard/synth along with similarly inward-looking vocals.
Vocalist/keyboardist Laura has a voice like Adele, no joke, and it’s a fine thing. The rest of the crew is a bunch of young dudes (Bradley, Danny, Shane, Tommy, and Zach) who swap percussion, keys, and various stringed instruments, also taking turns at vocals. It’s a fully-fleshed sound that is very danceable, if a bit more on the ballad side speed-wise. COHO’s fans ate every song up and begged for more.
The Pro-Nouns started the night off with country-tinged garage rock tunes that were well-received by the audience. Planes On Paper continued on their course toward total domination of the PNW folk scene with their heady-pithy, stop-you-in-your-tracks music. The room had filled with people ready to party, so it was sort of adorable to hear rowdy roars of appreciation for Navid Eliot and Jen Borst, as it wasn’t their usual, subdued crowd. It seemed to take them by surprise, in a very good way on a fine, fine night.
3 days ago
Our dear friends at the Melodic Caring Project continuing their life altering work with none other than Coldplay!
Check it out and share this video to help them bring more love to kids in hospitals around the world.
Melodic Caring Project
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Melodic Caring Project was proud and honoured to team up with Coldplay to livestream their documentary "A Head Full of Dreams" to kids in hospitals all around the world.
"Today I got to watch the Coldplay documentary premiere and it was absolutely incredible...I live with Cerebral Palsy and as a result I live with chronic pain. Music is something that brings me an undeniable sense of joy...I am so grateful for the breaks from the pain and discomfort and today your music did that for me...Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. Forever grateful, rockSTAR Kaelyn"
Huge 🙏 to Coldplay for sending so much ❤️ AND a special surprise shoutout from Chris Martin to our rockSTARS in hospitals.
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