WPGU 107.1 Presents : Young Jesus at the Cowboy Monkey, Saturday, June 23rd at 9:30 PM. Cover is just $5! And those five bucks go a long way, because you’ll get three sets of musicians: Morgan Orion, The Folded Bones and, of course, Young Jesus.
Local faves Morgan Orion and The Folded Bones are huge hits in the C-U area and will be Cowboy Monkey with some sweet songs. If you have heard these guys, great. You already . Orion will be touring in Europe soon, so make sure you see him before he becomes ridiculously, hella famous! As for The Folded Bones, they are a WPGU favorite. Raw, stripped-down, garage rock with a bluesy twist, these guys truly are like no one else in the C-U music scene.
Chicago-based indie rockers, Young Jesus, are making a stop in Champaign this weekend. The quartet is touring to promote the release of their new album, Home. These guys are the kind of band that you listen to once and absolutely fall in love with, so literally no one can afford to miss this performance. Lead singer, Cody Kellog, has this deep, sultry voice, reminiscent of The National’s Matt Berninger, but it’s a little more twangy. It’s really, really cool. His awesome tunes coupled with music that ranges from fast paced, make-ya-wanna-dance tempos to harder rock make for a really well-rounded and incredible listening experience. Other band members include John Rossiter (back up vocals, guitar), Shawn Nystrand (bass) and Peter Martin (drums).