Staff Pick: Qiet and Maza Blaska

By Columbus Alive
From the January 30, 2014 edition

Qiet’s definition of purpose on its Green Light Go publicity page is anything but.

It’s also far from simple in listing its influences, but all that should come as no surprise if you’ve heard this West Virginia, steampunk-inspired vaudeville pop act.

Think Gogol Bordello meets Edward Sharpe meets David Bowie meets Arcade Fire.

There’s theatricality in its scale, but also an intrinsic need to get your feet tap-tap-tapping till they’re steadily shuffling along with your hips and your booty and every part of your body.

And it’s contagious, as press ranging from NPR to Magnet Magazine have taken notice.

They’ll be joined at Brothers Drake by equally schizoid pop act Maza Blaska.

Photo courtesy of Qiet