By Brent Michael, Rock At Night Tampa Correspondent
Venue: The Orpheum, Tampa, Florida–May 25, 2017
Tiny Moving Parts is an American band from Benson, Minnesota, described by some as emo or math rock. A self-described “family band” consisting of Dylan Mattheisen (licks and lyrics), William Chevalier (lower licks and lyrics), and Matthew Chevalier (wildly beating the skins), they started playing together in junior high and have been together since then, releasing their first of five EPs in 2008 and first of three albums in 2010, they are currently signed with Triple Crown Records which released their current album, “Celebrate,” along with their previous album. They also have had success in the UK and Europe, where their music is release through Big Scary Monsters.
By whatever description, it was clear the crowd appreciated their music and knew it well. They played some new and some classic tunes: Good Enough, Happy Birthday, Sundress, Stay Warm, Common Cold, Birdhouse, Always Focused, Headache, and Dakota. There was plenty of energy emanating from the stage and infecting the audience!
When not in custody, I've been involved with music, photography, and writing my entire life. Ever since I was a young boy and played those silver tunes, I've had the beat, but being a drummer didn't suit me so I became a lead singer, which lasted a few years. Settling down, sort of, I translated my knowledge of audio and glib tongue into mobile emcee work, and my training as a photographer and videographer into a living in the wedding, party, bar/bat mitzvah, and entertainment industry. During this time I also managed to bamboozle my way into a master's degree in writing, worked for a couple of magazines (yes, I took photos for a nudist magazine!), have photographed hotels, done commercial work (shot the cover of Tablet and Capsule magazine), published a few articles, hosted some public access shows (a couple times in drag, but that's another story), and generally made a nuisance of myself until I landed here.