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28 October 2016

Na’an Stop at The High Dive October 26th

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Want a new favorite band? Then check out Na’an Stop!

Na’an Stop – Photo Credit: Art Calderón

Some Wednesday nights are broring, this was clearly not the case on October 26th. To a nearly packed house, kicking off the night, The iLL-Legitimates jammed out their hard rocking reggae tunes. They play loud, they play fast, they play reggae rock. Be on the look out as they have some new music being released soon. 

iLL-Legitimates at The High Dive Seattle

Perfect By Tomorrow jumped on second. I have to say tomorrow may be here. This was the best set I have ever seen these young men put together. Safe to say The iLL-Legitimates and Perfect By Tomorrow complement each other well. 

Perfect By Tomorrow at The High Dive Seattle

The party didn’t stop there and by the time Na’an Stop hit the stage the crowd was in a frenzy. 

Na’an Stop at The High Dive Seattle

Na’an Stop has to be one of the best bands this guy has seen in 2016 and I’m not blowing smoke. Having a few minutes to speak with bassist Canton Smith, he tells me of how the band met in college several years back. When asked about why they chose to play reggae music, he said it was the one genre they all had in common. It definitely isn’t the only genre though, as they played they blended reggae, rock, hip-hop, funk and ska. 

Lead vocalist David Halvorson has a voice that was unsuspectingly powerful and yet harmonized well with Patrick Mullhollnd. Another surprise for me was how diverse they all are. From Patrick jumping back and forth between keys and trombone and singing or Canton spitting a verse while playing bass or guitar, David’s vocal stylings paired with his playing trumpet. I definitely don’t want to forget to mention the hard hitting Joe Pesa on drums or Tom Huber on guitar as they round out a solid five piece band that plays like at least eight. They have seven shows in the PNW on this run so make sure you get out and catch one! For details on all NW dates visit

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