“It’s pretty much made to
Novick rearranged his work schedule and flew out to Minneapolis last week to perform a handful of shows with the Melvins and Le Butcherettes, reimagining his set each night. “I do something different every time; I never announce what it’s going to be ahead of time,” he says. “The idea is to get you to come to see something different in the hopes that it’s going to be cool, and maybe you’ll be surprised.”
Novick started performing GetYourGoing in the early 2000s, during the days of famed shows at long-gone Denver DIY institution Monkey Mania. He would dress up and perform elaborate sing-alongs to obscure songs from moments in pop culture: Olsen twins VHS tapes,
“The idea is that I’m taking an opening band’s slot and just doing something different,” says Novick of GetYourGoing’s intent. “At work or at play, nobody wants to see a PowerPoint presentation on anything — but then it ends up being kind of funny, and some people get really angry, or some people come up after and tell me that they really learned something,” says Novick with a laugh.
One of many incarnations of GetYourGoing.
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As with all of the art projects, musical endeavors, food displays, photography exhibitions, personal-toy-collection shows and general pop-culture-obsessed performances Novick’s done over the past few decades, it’s all in
Catch GetYourGoing on stage with The Melvins and Le Butcherettes Thursday, July 16 at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins and Friday, July 17 at Summit Music Hall in Denver. Follow Andrew Novick's antics through his website.
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