A Day in the Life: The Westerlies

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Westerlies (Sasha Arutyunova)

How do artists refresh their creative lives? Every week, one of our favorite artists will take over our Instagram to reveal his or her favorite forms of down-time. Each week, Q2 Music compiles the takeover into a web feature. Follow the live takeovers on our Instagram account and catch the write-up from the latest feature below.

Self-described as an “accidental brass quartet,” The Westerlies began as childhood friends (and sometimes musical rivals) from Seattle who reconnected in New York. They’ve recently been seen on NPR’s Tiny Desk series, and All About Jazz describes their music as “trans-genre new instrumental music…that overlaps with some contemporary genres, but they don’t surf the same cultural wave.” This week, Riley Mulherkar brings us along for The Westerlies’s annual holiday bash.

December 18, 2016 - 12:53 pm
The Westerlies #q2takeover has begun! Our 5th annual holiday bash is tonight at Three’s Brewing and we just found the perfect Christmas tree!  #thewesterlies #charliebrown

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4:35 pm
The Westerlies #q2takeover continues as Andy Clausen preps the charts for tonight's show - recognize any holiday favorites??

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6:32 pm
Zubin warms up with a Westerlies special "Toddy Masala" at Three’s Brewing tonight!

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7:56 pm
The Westerlies backstage at Three’s Brewing ready to get this holiday bash started!

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3:16 am
Oh what a night! Thank you all for following us on this #q2takeover. Happy holidays and see you again soon! – The Westerlies

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