If you’re looking to get a little weird November 30th, the Madison Theater has the show for you. Come out for a night of modern psychedelic rock with Post Animal.
Before Post Animal takes the stage, local act Knotts will open up the show. Knotts is a project started by local musician Adalia Boehne as a direct response to her passion for music that she’s had since she was growing up. The story goes that the inspiration for the band came from Adalia’s teenage years when she desperately wanting to dropout of school and start her career as a musician. Through that aspiration of becoming a musician, Adalia pursued songwriting and perfecting her craft which comes to life through Knotts. Currently she only has one full-length album out titled Is It Art Yet? But for such a young artist, Knotts has received a lot of praise throughout the music community and has been mentioned on such shows like NPR’s show "All Things Considered," as well as by local media outlets like Citybeat.
Adalia’s passion for music really shines through her live performances. She will move and groove with the music, giving you a real sense of her love for music. Knotts describes itself as alt-pop and soul-n-roll. Knotts’ sound is reminiscent of bands like Dirty Projectors, Now Now, and Land of Talk. Check her out below:
Following Knotts is the band Illiterate Light. Formed in February 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, the band consists of Jeff Gorman (guitar/vocals/bass) and Jake Cochran (drums/vocals). Before forming the band the duo had done some pretty interesting things over the years including running their own organic farm in the Shenandoah Valley, and touring the mid-Atlantic in several other acoustic bands by bicycle. The band has yet to release a full-length album, but with the material they have put out so far and the high-profile people they are working with, they are almost destined for success. The band is currently working with prominent people in the music industry such as Vance Powell; who has worked with artists like Jack White and Kings of Leon, as well as with Adrian Olsen; who has worked with bands like Foxygen. The band has earned some national acclaim recently, with their song "Better Than I Used To" being featured in NPR World Cafe’s Top 10 Heavy Rotation last summer.
One of the best things about Illiterate Light is its live. Jake Cochran on drums demands your attention on stage, playing a full drum set while standing up. To add to that, the band has a great stage presence, getting completely into their music instead of just standing up on stage, rigidly playing their instruments. Their sound is also something that is hard to define. One song they play will sound more folk-rock, then they will play one that is more psychedelic. If I had to compare them to other bands, I would say they sound like a mix of Maps & Atlas, Local Natives, Houndmouth, and Post Animal. Watch them play "Better Than I Used To" below:
Speaking of Post Animal, they will be headlining Friday’s show. Formed in 2014 in Chicago, the band consists of members Dalton Allison (bass), Jake Hirshland (guitar/keyboard), Javi Reyes (guitar), Wesley Toledo (drums), Matt Williams (guitar). Joe Keery (guitar) - who you may know as “Steve” from the Netflix series Stranger Things - is no longer touring with the band due to his skyrocketing acting career, but was vital to Post Animal’s most recent album. That album, When I Think Of You In A Castle, was released earlier this year. The band has seen a lot of success in the past couple of years, including playing for many prominent music festivals like the Audiotree Music Festival and SXSW.
When seeing a band like Post Animal, you can expect to see a show that harkins back to the psychedelic rock era of 60’s and 70’s. The band’s trippy, loud, in your face sound will make you feel like you’re back in 1969 at Woodstock. To give you a better idea of what I mean, Post Animal calls to mind bands like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Levitation Room, Thee Oh Sees, and Wand, as well as some old staples like Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. They’re definitely one of the most interesting bands out there right now and definitely worth experiencing live. Check out the music video for the band's song "Ralphie."
It's going to get pretty trippy the night of November 30th at the Madison Theater. With three bands each offering a unique sound that is truly their own, it is definitely a night you don’t want to miss. It may not be Woodstock, but you might just feel like you’re there. And while you are there be sure to come say hi to us at INHAILER, we’ll be at the show and promise not to say anything if you happen to be tripping out a little bit.
When: November 30th, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Madison Theater
How Much: $13.00
Tickets: Get tickets here!