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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Telekenesis! A Stand Out Opener At Say Hi Show

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Telekinesis! was the surprise on Tuesday's Kilby Court show. The group's debut album, Telekinesis, came out the day of the show so the excitement level was definitely high for the performance. Telekinesis (Michael Benjamin Lerner) was joined onstage by some fellow Seattle band mates, including Say Hi’s tour bassist, David Broecker.

David Broecker of Telekinesis and Say Hi tour group

Judging by the tracks I heard from Telekinesis!, this artist will have a future if he can ride out the wave of the current Seattle scene. Check out his MySpace and see if you agree. I did really dig on the the fact that the writer/performer behind the band is a drummer/singer/frontman. Pretty rare these days but always a nice change to see as it transforms the electricity of a live show.

Oohs and Aahs, released March 3rd, is a really great maturation of the Say Hi To Your Mom sound E.E. has been crafting over the last seven years. Trickles of some old school Seattle music bled through in undertones of older work but (now just Say Hi)'s latest stuff is pretty good as a standalone outside of its scene.

I really enjoyed the opening track off the new album, "Elouise," as performed as the first song of Say Hi's set. It got me amped up and made me want to use snowboarder vernacular like "stoked" and "wicked." It was that good. Something about that song just resonates in my head. It's the reason I wanted to see this show in the first place. And it paid off.

(Jon Paxton)

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