8pm – Adrian West Band
Wednesday, December 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree
The Adrian West Band: original acoustic rock that sounds like Paul Simon collaborating with Talking Heads, with Dave Matthews playing cowbell. The band features vocal harmonies, guitar, electric violin, bass, drums, sometimes an alto sax, and a bit of live “looping”.
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Adrian is an exciting performer to watch. A gifted vocalist, he moves effortlessly between guitar & violin, sometimes using live looping to add layers of sound and intrigue to his songs. With a knack for language that’s simple yet poetic, he’s not afraid to tackle difficult topics in his songwriting; Safe Streets tells an allegory about police violence, Close Your Eyes laments the beauty bias that pervades in the mass media, while Senses entreats you to appreciate your senses while you can. But Adrian doesn’t take any of this stuff too seriously; his lyrics are infused with a sense of hope and a touch of whimsy.