It’s Monday- you know what that means? Time to solidify your weekend plans to have something to look forward to while you tackle your work/school week. Our top pick of the weekend is the Filligar show with openers Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes and Save the Clocktower at the Subterranean Friday night (January 13th). Filligar’s sound can be classified as rock with a touch of Folk. Their shows are a true art, sending energy through the crowd with rousing vocals and melodies guaranteed to be trapped in your head for weeks to come. You can buy tickets here!
The guys may all be in their early 20s but they are veterans to the music scene. They have already written and recorded eight albums and have made an incredibly favorable impression on their fans thanks to the music they create and the down to earth attitude they live by (Filligar is one of Michael’s favorite bands for this reason).
Filligar invited us over to their recording studio at the Music Garage a few weeks ago to “show us where the magic happens.” As soon as we walked into the West Loop studio, it was obvious that the guys had been spending a lot of time there. Slippers lined the entrance to the music haven, instruments lay dispersed throughout the area and the whole place had more than a hint of coffee in the air. The long hours Filligar had put in at the studio are definitely paying off- we got a sneak peek of two new tracks that sound amazing.
“We’re still definitely first and foremost fans of the live feel, so I think you’re still going to get some of that, and we still track all of our instruments live and together on tape,” Casey said of the new record.
It was great to catch up and hang out with the guys… it made me even more excited to watch them work the audience and show everyone what they’ve got at Friday’s show at the Subterranean.
“We want to be remembered as Filligar,” Pete said, “if it’s our best work and we had fun doing it, that’s what we want to be remembered as.”