Live Video: Beat Connection

photo by Autumn Andel (view set)

Formed on the campus of the University of Washington, the young men of Beat Connection play dance music infused with a bit of magical realism. With digital production, live guitar and drums, their songs slink, jump and dive. Accompanied on Portland’s MusicFest Northwest stage for a few songs by the Honey Nut Horns (trumpet, saxophones), the live performance by B.C. filled the room with a type of musical ecstasy. The band labels itself, perhaps somewhat tongue-and-cheek, as “Tropical Psychedelic Pop”. Makes sense though, in a way, as it is easy to see audience members grabbing a mai-tai, sitting back, and grooving to the tunes. Watch their performance here:

Full performance: 

This entry was posted in KEXP, Live Video, Local Music. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories