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Effective immediately, proof of vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours are required for entry to all shows at Union Stage. Click here for more information.
Feb 09

The Greeting Committee + The Brazen Youth

Union Stage All Ages
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM
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About the event


Comprised of Addie Sartino, Brandon Yangmi, Pierce Turcotte and Austin Fraser, the spirit of purposeful sharing has served as something of a lifeline for Kansas City-band The Greeting Committee. Formed in 2014, soon after Sartino and Yangmi got their start playing local open-mic nights, the band self-released their debut EP It’s Not All That Bad in fall 2015. The EP’s lead single “Hands Down” quickly became a breakout hit, paving the way for The Greeting Committee’s signing to Harvest Records when they were all still in high school.

After making their Harvest debut with the Meeting People Is Easy EP in 2017 and the subsequent release of This Is It, the band spent much of the next few years on the road, with sold-out headline shows in major markets such as Chicago, Austin, New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis. To date, they’ve toured with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Tennis, Hippo Campus, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise and taken the stage at leading festivals like Lollapalooza and SXSW, in addition to delivering the I’m Afraid I’m Not Angry EP in late 2019 and appearing in Netflix’s To All the Boys: Always and Forever in 2021. The coming months have a lot more in store from the band with their second album out on September 24th entitled Dandelion.


Nicholas Lussier and Charles Dahlke formed the Brazen Youth within the otherworldly vacuum of the 300-year-old Ashlawn Farm, located in Lyme, Connecticut. Timeless and freeing, Ashlawn served as a perfect birthplace of the Brazen Youth’s debut, The Ever Dying Bristlecone Man. A heavily conceptual record,  Ever Dying is a world with endless nooks in which you can lose yourself, containing meticulous threads of  layered tracks and arrangements that amplify the emotionally riveting nature of these lyric-driven songs. Upon adding Micah Rubin to the band’s lineup, The Brazen Youth emerged with a wild-spirited presence into the East Coast scene, soon gaining an empowered and fresh fan base. The band released two more bodies of work: their sophomore record Primitive Initiative (2018) and their EP 15 Billion Eyes (2019), and toured the US extensively up until 2020.

“Hometown” is the first song released from the recent Changing EP, which was recorded on the family farm over the course of the 2020 pandemic. The lead off song is a glimpse into the exploration of one’s becoming in the wake of family tragedy. The follow up track “Cloud Parade” asserts a new chapter for the group, through the relaying of experiences felt in a new relationship, the song echoes a sense of excitement of what’s to come while simultaneously exploring growth as human beings. The songs were all written after a long tour, and during moments that the band (along with everyone else), were grappling with the fact that the world was perhaps changing forever. The EP is about coping with loss, growing up, and shifting human connection — yet it still somehow holds onto the romantic sense of nostalgia that coexists with childhood, embodied on the track “I Love it All”. Mainly curiosity and comfort. The songs represent a world that is both new and oddly familiar.

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