Mon 7/31 @ 8:30PM
California duo Foxygen has roots going back 12 years, to when Jonathan Rado and Sam France started the band in high school. But they really hit the radar when they signed to indie label Jagjaguwar and released Take the Kids Off Broadway in 2012.
That album launched the band on a cycle of touring that showed off their extravagant live shows. They released their fourth studio album Hang early this year, illustrating their mastery of the grand musical gesture, fueled by a parade of theatrical predecessors. It boasts symphonic production with a veritable orchestra of musicians (more than 40 listed) and, on the soulful track “Follow the Leader” sound like Southside Johnny filtered through the Afghan Whigs.
They’ll be performing at the Beachland Ballroom with Cutworms opening. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door.