One Wilco-esque indie rock group, with an unbeatable live show? Check. One indie pop harpist with a penchant for crafting songs in the vein of Sufjan Stevens? Check. One NY-based, no-bs, Strokes-sounding quartet? Check. Even if you don’t know the bands, if that bill sounds like your cup of tea, you won’t want to miss Filligar, Mikaela Davis, and Mainland this Monday, July 29 at Exit/In.
What’s even better than a trio of great acts? Free tickets for a trio of great acts! We’ve got a weekend giveaway for you, so keep reading for more on the bands, along with a chance to snag tickets!
Hailing from Chicago, indie rockers Filligar are made up of three brothers and a childhood friend. They’ve been playing together for over a decade, and it shows. Blending alt rock and retro influences into a balanced, poppy, indie rock sound, the group have amassed endless praise from critics and fans alike over the past few years. Their latest album, Hexagon, is perhaps their best yet, and proof that they’ve properly earned their opportunities to perform alongside bands such as The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, and Alabama Shakes- and can hold their own against them.
Mikaela Davis is an indie harpist. Yep, harpist. If that description has you thinking Sufjan Stevens school of off-kilter indie orchestral instrumentation, you’d be right on the money. Davis has impeccable knack for crafting dense, layered, haunting, and dreamy indie pop textures, balancing her singer-songwriter presentation with her technical harp flourishes in a way that makes the harp seem absolutely essential, and refreshingly unique.
There’s been a lot of underground buzz surrounding indie rockers Mainland lately. One listen and you’ll see why- one part Strokes, one part Smith Westerns, and a whole lot of indie garage rock attitude with poppy sensibilities, the New York quartet seem poised to be the next big breakout of the city’s scene. Keep an eye on these guys!
Want to win a pair of tickets to the show? Here’s all you need to do:
- E-mail [email protected].
- Put “Filligar Contest” in the subject line.
- Provide us with your first and last name.
- (optional) For a bonus chance to win, RSVP to the event on Facebook and share it on your wall. (Let us know in your e-mail if you did this and we’ll enter your name a second time).
You and your guest must be 18+, per the show’s age requirements. E-mail winner will be selected Monday (7/29) at 12PM.
Filligar, Mikaela Davis, and Mainland will perform at Exit/In on Monday, July 29. The show starts at 9PM (doors at 8PM), is 18+, and tickets are available here for $10 in advance and $13 day of show.