The Eclectic Joy Of D.A. Stern’s Music On Display Non Plus Ultra Photos & Video Clips!
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…The next act was a performer that I wasn’t familiar with D.A. Stern. Post-performance, going down the Google rabbit hole, I learned that he’s collaborated with a number of artists like Chris Tomson of Vampire Weekend, Fat Tony & Colleen Green. He cites Weird Al Yankovic as a major influence. It makes sense.
There’s a real sense of eclectic joy in his music, and a fearless approach to musical style. One second you’ll get some of those Vampire Weekend vibes… another second you’ll get some Beach Boys vibes … another second you’ll feel like there’s some Huey Lewis sprinkled in there. Pop vibes. Alt Rock vibes. Samba vibes. The Lost Boys saxophone vibes. It’s the embodiment of joyful noise. Like a juiced-up version of The Free Design.
And to execute that joyful noise, he had one of the largest bands I’ve ever seen play a venue like this. He was accompanied by six players (drummer, keyboardist, bassist, saxophonist, guitarist, and vocalist), and they all executed D.A. Stern’s musical vision, seamlessly morphing from one sound to another. I don’t know whether these were all regular players, but as far as I could tell they seemed to be on the same musical journey, and that made for quite an enjoyable listen…”
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