We arrived at Q at 11 where Santamaria was just finishing up his set and BGeezy started getting into the mix. The club was already starting to quickly fill in on this Friday night. At midnight, Samaha took the stage and was able to build up the momentum going into Monolink’s set.
Monolink came with his signature vibe and aesthetic, hat included. Q does not often have live act electronic artists, so this was a unique night for the venue. Versus a traditional DJ set, Monolink’s setup behind the booth included Ableton Push Live, an audio interface, a midi foot controller to trigger loops while he’s on his guitar, and a separate foot pedal to process his vocals. He displayed sounds of the Berlin underground, blended with electronica that had tinges of American pop sensibility. The energy was palpable the whole night.
Q was packed all the way to the back for this one. The anticipation and excitement for Monolink was evident when you walked in the door. It was shoulder to shoulder, it was sweaty, and it was ethereal. The sound system at Q consistently delivers and always serves to the do artists justice.
There were a lot of shows that same night at the larger capacity venues in the area, but Monolink’s show at Q was a testament that smaller shows can just be as fulfilling. For some, club shows such as these are preferable due to the flexibility, versatility, freedoms, and array of music styles that they can offer. Q continues to deliver on this for Seattle.
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