Smiling Moose Bar
1306 E. Carson Street
8:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013
Supporting Acts: Josie Mcqueen, The Idle Drifters Filligar
Hailed as "one of the best young bands in America," Filligar is the rock n' roll quartet comprised of the three Mathias brothers—Johnny, Pete, and Teddy—and their lifelong friend Casey Gibson. Drawing comparisons to a "young Rolling Stones" and called "the next Kings of Leon," the band gives classic rock their own unique and distinctly modern edge. They've headlined sold out shows at the nation's most acclaimed venues, toured the United Kingdom to wildly enthusiastic audiences, and recently supported both The Black Keys and My Morning Jacket. Their album The Nerve is currently nominated for Best Rock Album at the Independent Music Awards. In December 2011, the powerhouse music blog RSL named Filligar one of the top 8 live acts in the USA, along with fellow Windy City band Wilco. The 4onthefloor
They pull no punches. The 4onthefloor play rock music. The 4onthefloor play blues music. And they do it in 4/4 time. With the release of their debut LP 4X4 and recent EP … And 4 Riders Approached At Dawn, The 4onthefloor have garnered such descriptions as "an unholy blend of Patterson Hood and Glenn Danzig" (says The Minneapolis Star Tribune of Gabriel Douglas' vocals) and "…the kind of music that you stomp to, that you listen to when you're a couple drinks in to let yourself feel a little bit better" (says Sean Moeller of Daytrotter). On record, the band's trademark 4/4 time signature and four kick drum lineup seal together their delta-blues and classic rock appeal. On stage, singer Gabriel Douglas' grizzly baritone vocals are unmistakable; James Gould's sticky guitar riffs are infectious and the swagger of Chris Holm and Mark Larson's rhythm section is contagious. Inspired by The Doors, Muddy Waters, CCR, Howlin' Wolf, Tommy James & the Shondels and Waylon Jennings to name a few, all four members operate on the same hard-hitting, bourbon-infused wavelength while keeping perfect time.