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Foals + Freelance Whales + Naked and Famous

This event occurs in the past, May 2 2011
967 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA   (view map)

Filed under: indie rock, new zealand, math rock, folk, indie pop, indie, acoustic, electro pop, electronic, folk pop, nz, british

Tonight’s WFNX-sponsored show features Foals, a quintet who dropped out of Oxford to play music. They’ll have you tapping your feet with their brand of driving, distinctly British indie rock marked by synthesized funk riffs and irresistible dance-rock rhythms. They’re joined by the Freelance Whales, Queens-based indie-poppers whose faintly creepy backstory involves personal ads on Craigslist. The Whales incorporate glockenspiels (we can never resist a good glock) and mandolins among their wide array of instruments, and that should provide an interesting foil to Foals. Also on the bill are Kiwi buzz band the Naked and Famous.

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Foals are a band from Oxford, England formed in 2005. Combining poly-rhythmic tapping guitars, pulsing analogue synth, vocal melodies and chopping drum-lines, Foals create organic...

Freelance Whales found one another in late 2008, in Queens, amidst a strange amalgam of unfamiliar instruments, and precariously arranged pop songs. Using whatever musical...

The Naked and Famous are Thom Powers and Aalisa Xayalith, signed to Round Trip Mars. Named after after a line in the song Tricky Kid,...

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