Little Creatures & Parallel Lines

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band bio:

Little Creatures—Central Vashon’s only Talking Heads tribute band—will serve up a heaping plateful of highly danceable Talking Heads songs every time they perform. Are you ready for this?!

Whether you lean toward the CBGB-era Talking Heads of the late 1970s, their “middle years” with Brian Eno and Adrian Belew influencing their sound, or their later work incorporating synthesizers and world beats, there will be something for everyone to enjoy when Little Creatures takes the stage. Radio hits, MTV classics and more-obscure “B-sides” are all on the set list. And, they all have one thing in common: a beat you can dance to!

Little Creatures is the brainchild of island musicians and hardcore Talking Heads fans Stephen Buffington (drums) and Andy James (guitar/vocals). They are joined by Dorsey Davis from the FieldHands (bass/vocals), Rick Vanselow from Fendershine (guitar/vocals), Alex Drissell (keyboard/vocals) and Jon Whalen (percussion).

The combination of Parallel Lines (a Blondie tribute) and Little Creatures
(a Talking Heads tribute) takes you from the New York scene of CBGB in the 70s to the big stage of the pop charts, dancing all the while. Alex Drissell brings Deborah Harry's serene sneer and soprano while the band bangs out the power pop and disco sounds of Blondie. Little Creatures starts with the angular punk-funk of its original quartet before expanding to full form before your eyes. These bands take the party to the dance floor with sweat and polish.