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Sleepover Show #105: Hey Rosetta!
We met up with Hey Rosetta! during their last swing through town last fall. Setting up shop in a corner of Mr. Music in Allston, we were not entirely surprised to see bassist Josh Ward already there, in another corner, eyeing the bass guitars before the rest of the band showed up. And then the rest of the crew arrived. We all crowded into one of the guitar displays, surrounded by glass, and adorned with late-remaining Halloween ornaments, signed photos, and other oddities.
As the band started to play, all else in the store fell silent. Students looking around for a new guitar stopped to listen, even someone in the middle of the store attempting to play some Journey tunes on a keyboard—all were silenced by the slowly building music from the band. Each Hey Rosetta! song does just that—they build and build until you cannot help but want to sing along. Listen to these songs more than once and I promise you will find yourself walking around humming the melodies.
Right now they are on another trek through the U.S. and Canada, leading up to their appearance at the Juno Awards in April. They are nominated for Best New Group—and you will soon see why.
We’ll start, in proper fashion, with Welcome. In it, Tim Baker sings to a child about the pleasures and pains that are to come, of the promises and struggles:
Next up, Bandages, with Tim staring right at us:
And finally, Young Glass, singing that wanderer’s song: