Thursday, 19 December 2013 10:54

Pop Best Bet: Walk Off The Earth

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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Walk Off The Earth wsg Parachute
The Intersection, Grand Rapids
Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.
$20, (616) 451-8232

Oh, those silly Canadians. First they gave us maple syrup. Then Rush. Then Bieber. Now, evidently not satisfied with this everlasting legacy of pure awesomeness, our neighbors to the Great White North have thrust into our eardrums Walk Off The Earth, a minimalist five-piece that has been lighting up the tubes (specifically, the YouTubes) since its debut. Perhaps best known for kooky covers of contemporary classics – get ye to an Internet outlet and look up their version of Lorde's "Royals," post haste – Walk Off The Earth is particularly fond of incorporating esoteric instruments like the didgeridoo and the electric toothbrush into its ensemble numbers. And here you were thinking the electric toothbrush was only useful in the event of a plaque attack! By combining cleverness with moxie, this outfit certainly one to watch; online, in person, at the dentist, wherever. Check 'em out at the Intersection on Jan. 21. It might be your first and last opportunity to witness the awesome power of live didgeridoo. 

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