People Like You at Fury's Wednesdays in December

Addresse1 Washington St
AtFury's Publick House
CountyPope (AR1124)
1 Washington St
Fury's Publick House
Pope (AR1124)
Tel 2017-12-06
Categoria Events
People Like You at Fury

The People Party is a comin' back at Fury's Publick House every Wednesday in December. Four evenings of jubilation, libations, and freaky folkin' tunes... People Like You If'n ya don't know... People Like You is a freewheelin' freak folk traveling circus band from Portsmouth, NH that creates rifts in the fabric of space and time. Music for the people, by the people, with no specific people in mind. Juxtaposing psychedelic alt-rock madness and gypsy-folk granola punk mischief with curious vocal/lyrical content and bizarre pop sensibilities, the sound is charismatic, inspired, a bit haunting, kooky, and captivating. It is strange, yet familiar like a new friend you swear you've known all of your life.

It's the kind of thing that'll kick your brain, rattle your bones, drop your jaw, tickle your fancy, turn your head and make you say, "Huh... I can get down with that." The shows are amusing to say the least and an open invitation for everyday people, the straights, the freakers, and the funkies to get in on it, get weird, have a ball, and be a part of it all. It's in the name - People Like You. Reality distorting vaudevillian stage antics and offhand chitchat that tugs at your head and heart strings will at times leave the audience at a loss for words, until a whimsically solicited crowd interaction or an unpredictably seamless transition back into the music breaks the silence. Their freaky, folksy songs can take a trip anywhere at any time, bending and breaking genres along the way.

The singer/songwriter tandem of Eli Elkus and Andrew Polakow is what psychedelic babies are made of. The two writers compliment one another so effortlessly, at times it is difficult to tell who is writing (or singing) what. It is so uncanny, they are often mistaken for brothers (Elkus' brother is in the band, but it is drummer Max Elkus). The arrangements, groove changes, and melodic components of the songs are so intriguing it is sensibly easy to overlook the anomalous lyricism that is the nucleus of the two wordsmiths' psychedelic brain-child. If you can, in the midst of dancing the heels off your shoes to Max's jazz-driven grooves, feeling the colors of Rob Littlefield's bass rumble your stomach, the ivory of Justin Sheriff's keys tickle your ears, and the banter between Andrew's atypical electric guitar tonalities and Eli's flamenco-esque barehanded rhythms, lend an ear (or two...

or three. ) to the words that are being sung. No matter the venue, be it a backyard or a barroom, the music makes the people move. People Like You keeps people on their toes and noggins nodding from the first beat to the last. One does not observe a People Like You show, by attending, you become part of it. This animated band of troubadours is taking their freak folk sound and reinventing the live show experience as we know it and the people are coming out of the woodwork to see what the hullabaloo is all about. And for once, it truly is about the people... as they say at most every show, "We're just People Like You. " It's a family thing.

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