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What We Did Last Night

In Urban Affairs on February 28, 2009 at 2:17 pm

photo by Rajah Bose

Every now and then it’s bound to happen, especially in a city as artistically rich as Spokane. You’ll show up at some unassuming venue for a random night of the ol’ music and cocktails and end up at a show that totally blows your mind. Last night at The BLVD was one such evening, a night of uncontrollable, head-nodding goodness. The Helio Sequence (a two-man group from Portland) made a much-celebrated stop here in Spokane, delivering what might be one of the more powerful performances in the history of music … ok, that’s an overstatement, but the show was of a caliber that rarely shows up in a 200 person-capacity venue like The BLVD. Drummer Benjamin Weikel had more stage presence and personality than a slew of 80’s hair-band vocalists, while singer/guitarist Brandon Summers managed to capture the heart of every man, woman and child within a four-block radius with his melodic vocals and omni-agreeable guitar. Any Spokanite who claims to be a fan of indie rock and who missed the show last night should bow their heads in great shame. Tip-of-the-hat to local favorites Yarn Owl, Pegasus Dream, and Please Draw In Me, who all put together very noteworthy performances prior to The Helio Sequence hitting the stage. Well-played all around. Video and MP3 of last night’s performance are available for your listening/viewing pleasure at


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