by Stacey A.
Arcata-based Naive Melodies is hands down my favorite cover band of all time. For brief moments during their shows (and occasionally after a few drinks), I convince myself I am actually watching Talking Heads play live. I've seen them play three times, and I cannot wait for my fourth Naive Melodies show this Friday at the Crystal Bay Club. They go on at 10 p.m. in the Crown Room, and it's free! I caught up with the band this week for a quick interview.
When did the band form, and how has it evolved?
The band formed in early 2011, mostly just as what seemed like a fun idea to try. We started off learning a lot of the earlier material, enjoying its edgy, upbeat quirkiness, along with other songs we happened to like. Much like it actually was for Talking Heads, being a 3-piece posed some limitations, so we'd play songs that fit our musical arrangement, often based on how authentically we could reproduce it. From the start, there was an overwhelmingly awesome response from the audience, inspiring us