Chop Suey Holiday Party with Aqueduct

Saturday, December 22

With this show, Seattle’s Aqueduct—led by the personable and talented David Terry—concludes a remarkably successful, national-breakthrough kinda year. It began in February with the release of Or Give Me Death, Aqueduct’s finest album to date, which focuses on keyboard-rich, alternately exuberant and wistful indie-pop through a Steely Dan lens. The rest of ’07 featured well-received sets at Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, and Sasquatch, and non-stop touring with the likes of the Apples in Stereo and Georgie James (including one stretch where they played 53 shows in 62 days). Best of all, they learned how to play R. Kelly’s “I’m a Flirt.” These days, it’s easier to call Aqueduct a “they”—after years of enlisting whatever musical pals he could to tour with him, Terry seems to have found himself a relatively stable line-up, one that’s particularly fortified by the presence of bassist/vocalist Andy Fitts (Airport Cathedral, With Friends Like These). Furthermore, while he’s always recorded Aqueduct albums entirely by himself at home, Terry recently told me he’s thinking about crafting the next disc in a studio with the full touring ensemble. Perhaps a taste of new tunes is in the offing for tonight. With Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground.

Listen to a sample of Aqueduct's "Keep It Together."

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Sat., Dec. 22, 8 p.m., 2007

 
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