Made in Heights and Brothers From Another- 6/07 Pop-Up Show
Seattle recently got a beautiful surprise from the city’s very own Sabzi via Twitter, asking if anyone would come if Made In Heights were to do a show- AND WE ALL ANXIOUSLY WATCHED HIS FEED WAITING FOR NEWS! (Alright, so that was mainly just myself…) With some help from Jordan Nicholson, the nicest and debatably most talented guy in town, Made In Heights managed to host a pop-up show in San Fernando’s, a small chicken joint on Rainier, and it exceeded all expectations.
With no definitive genre, Made In Heights has crept into our ears and into our SoundClouds. Composed of the talented Sabzi and the beautiful Kelsey Bulkin, the duo release some of the most melodic, bumpable beats that my ears have had the pleasure of hearing.
For someone who lives for spontaneity –and music- I can hardly explain the amount of excitement experienced when Made In Heights announced even the slight possibility of a show. I went to the pop-up preshow at Trichome to find out the oh-so secretive location of the show as well as to listen to a bit of a preview for what MIH had in store. After speaking with the duo and listening, I knew that the San Fernando’s show was going to be fantastic.
Opening that night was Seattle’s very own Summer kings, Brothers From Another. As usual, they got the whole crowd dancing and singing along to their lovable hooks and laughing at their jokes. Being in the same building as those guys just means you are bound for a good time, reminiscent of something you’d experience at a party with friends. Playing mainly songs off Tacos on Broadway, the boys sure got us moving. They always bring the wavy vibes everywhere they go.
If you aren’t a stranger to BFA then you already know what comes with them: Beeba’s DJ sets. Taking us through a musical journey, and including the perfect amount of Beyonce, he gave us everything we didn’t know we wanted. He even performed what I might classify as the best shuffle I have ever seen.
Already having the time of my life and eager for more, my heart nearly stopped when Made In Heights took the stage. I really believe that Parker from The Flavr Blue said it best: when you watch Sabzi on stage, you become almost convinced that he is magic. Kelsey, charming beyond belief, was also mesmerizing onstage. As her enchanting vocals filled the room with the carefully crafted beats, it was almost impossible not to get lost in it all. Their chemistry on stage is undeniable, looking so easy and beautiful.
As if they didn’t already have the most remarkable stage presence, they had dance moves to top it all off. When I say dance moves I don’t mean a little shimmy here and there. I mean full on, choreographed dances to their songs. Frankly, I am the biggest sucker for dancing, so I was beyond fulfilled. Playing everything off their self-titled release as well as the scattered SoundCloud uploads, they also managed to grace us with the new work that we have all been eagerly awaiting. After some extremely sweaty dancing and flawless melodies it was suddenly all over. Definitely the most fun I’ve ever had in the back of a Peruvian chicken restaurant on a Saturday night.
Check out some flicks courtesy of Jordan Nicholson: