Picture it: You’re sitting at home on a fine Tuesday night, wishing you could go out see Band of Horses. Well, on August 7th you can do just that. Band of Horses will take the stage at Bogart’s with supporting act Bonny Doon.
Band of Horses is a Seattle-based folk-rock band that formed in 2004. The band has undergone several lineup changes over the years, but it currently consists of Ben Bridwell (vocals, guitar, pedal steel, keyboards); Creighton Barrett (drums); Ryan Monroe (keyboards, guitar, vocals); and Matt Gentling (bass, vocals) with Ian MacDougall (guitar, vocals) as a touring member. The band released its first album, Everything All the Time, in 2006, but its first major claim to fame is 2010’s Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms. Band of Horses’ fifth and most recent record, Why Are You OK, was released in 2016. The group put out a new version of “No One’s Gonna Love You” entitled, “Nadie Te Va A Amar Como Yo.” The flow and pacing of the song are different and the hook is now in Spanish, but it’s otherwise the same.
Band of Horses sound is comparable to bands like The Shins, The National, and Fleet Foxes. The band has many lyrically wonderful tracks backed by powerful guitars, but also blended with soft, melodic guitars. I can speak from personal experience and say Band of Horses puts on a killer live show. I saw them perform on the WHAT? Stage at Bonnaroo back in 2015, and I can only imagine how great a more intimate setting, like Bogart’s, would be.
Opening for Band of Horses is Bonny Doon; a four-piece indie rock band out of Detroit. The group includes Bill Lennox (vocals, guitar), Bobby Colombo (vocals, guitar), Jake Kmiecik (drums), and Joshua Brooks (bass). The band released its debut album, Bonny Doon, in 2017. Its second and most recent record, Longwave, came out back in March of this year.
Bonny Doon is reminiscent of artists like Snail Mail and Pinegrove but also has hints of Car Seat Headrest. It’s easy to listen to the band’s blend of hazy, bright, and woozy melodies. Bonny Doon shows growth from the first record into the second, as well as a slight change in sound, but both do a perfect job capturing the band’s dreamy, cosmic sound.
Tickets are still available at the time of writing. The show starts at 7 PM on August 7th. INHAILER will have a tent set up outside Bogart’s before the show, so be sure to stop by and say hi!
When: August 7th, door @7:00, shows 8:00 PM
How Much: $40