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Austra

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Vera Stage (map) Capitol Hill
Fri., July 21, 10:45-11:30 p.m. 2017

Kelly O

During a summer afternoon at 2011's Capitol Hill Block Party, I staggered into the sauna known as Neumos and encountered Austra, a female-dominated Canadian group who were singing the heaven out of emotionally fraught, goth-inflected electronic tunes—while busting graceful, fluid moves. What a pleasant surprise amid the indie-rock hegemony of that day. In a review of that performance, I wrote that Austra came off "like three Kate Bushes if they were recording for 4AD circa 1984." With their music, Austra come close to exuding the grandeur of Zola Jesus. This isn't really dance music as much as it is a showcase for Austra's chilly, gorgeous compositional skills and vocal dramaturgy. They're a class act. DAVE SEGAL

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Vera Stage

11th & Pike, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Fri., July 21, 10:45-11:30 p.m. 2017
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