Friday, August 5, 2011

Filligar Friday

I spent last night backstage at Bowery Ballroom with Chicago's most rockin' youngins, Filligar. These guys are true students of Rock 'N Roll and have quickly become one of my favorite bands of the day not only because of their timeless sound, but also because they are just cool as hell. We got lost in a one hour interview before they rocked a packed house of schloppy fans into sonic ecstasy, broken leg and all. 

The Boys via Filligar's Flickr
Brothers John (Guitar & Vocals), Pete (Drums), and Teddy (Bass) Mathais as well as childhood friend Casey Gibson (Keys), bring a sound foundation of talent and soul to Filligar's live shows and records a like, leaving a trail of hardcore fans behind them as they tour the country. They make a stop tomorrow at the Escape to New York festival (which takes place on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in the Hamptons) before hitting up another Festival in Maine next weekend. If you can't make it out to either, pick up their newest album, The Nerve, to see where their varied musical influences have taken them at this stage of their career. Don't delay, they way these guys talk, they have no plans on standing still for any amount of time, probably best to get caught up in their whirlwind sooner rather than later. Best of luck to Filligar, especially my boy Pete, and I look forward to hearing much, much more about them in the near (or far) future.

Come back soon for the more of interview and pics from an epic night with Filligar. 

Filligar - Not Gonna Settle

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