Friday, January 13, 2012

Tonight: Filligar, Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes, Save the Clocktower at Subterranean

By Sasha Geffen

You may be tempted, winter creatures, to hide away in your burrows tonight. After all, our city's been granted its first real coat of snow, and getting from point A to point B is suddenly a much slushier endeavor. But I'll urge you not to lose this Friday in hibernation, if only because some very talented and exceptionally friendly bands would love to melt away your winter blues at Subterranean tonight.

Our friends Save the Clocktower will be kicking off the eve with their fuzzy, retro-styled electropop. If you haven't already picked up their latest record, you have about zero excuses. It's extra awesome and free on Bandcamp. Tonight's show will be their new bassist Chris's inaugural performance, so come show the new-minted quartet some love. New friends Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes will drop by from the sunnier skies of Nashville, Tennessee to play their quirky electronic-enforced indie pop. They released their LP Civilized Man last year to critical acclaim and I believe there are at least 14 reasons to start to love them contained within this one video alone. We'll also get to see Filligar flood the place with their sunny retro jangle. I caught these dudes at Subterranean ages ago and they have more fun than just about anybody on stage. Check out the following cut from their recent live session at the Hideout for a taste:

Knock Yourself Out by Filligar

Not only is Subt mere steps from the blue line, but Filligar has struck up a deal with Chicago's Uber car service for their fans. Just use the promo code "FILLIGAR" to get 25% off your ride to the show.

Doors at 8:30, show at 9, tickets are $10, 21+.

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