Kris Allen: Somethin About Christmas Tour w/ SAWYER 12/11/18Tuesday, December 11 2018 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
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Kris Allen: Somethin About Christmas Tour w/ SAWYER 12/11/18
Kris Allen’s aptly titled fourth album is full of personal lyrics—the title track details the agony of new love—and deft touches that highlight his growth as a pop songwriter. “Faster Shoes” is piano-propelled and acerbic in a way that recalls Billy Joel, while Allen shows off his voice’s huskier side on the politically tinged “If We Keep Doing Nothing.” The upbeat hookiness of “Move” and “Time Will Come,” meanwhile, puts the easygoing charm that helped him win the eighth season of American Idol on display.
Sawyer is a Nashville based duo comprised of Kel Taylor and Emma Harvey that can be described in no other way than “Indie Sparkle Pop.” With comparisons to Lucy Rose, COIN, and HAIM they have built a resonance that can’t be forgotten. Indie Shuffle has described their music as “impeccably crafted” and The Wild Honey Pie has proclaimed, “Sawyer promises to be a part of the next wave." Since their official formation in 2014 the two girls have amassed their vastly growing fan base for being quite “normal.” Even in their normalcy, the Harvard Crimson has deemed them as "airy, nuanced, and utterly aflame." Their down to earth identities and endearing reliability is seen through every post, tweet, and musical note. The Nashville Scene has praised them saying their, “straightforward lyrics and charming guitar riffs put Sawyer in the same class as [your] favorite indie-pop aficionados The Staves.” With over 130 shows under their belt, 2.2 Million streams on Spotify, and multiple sold out shows in the Pacific Northwest they’re just at the beginning of their fandom. Emma Harvey and Kel Taylor are relatable rock stars ready to show the world the magic of Indie Sparkle Pop.