Art by Jack Huston
Believe it or not, it's already been two years since Jacob Wooten and Nick Wolak reimagined Oldfield's on High as Kobo. The bar is celebrating the occasion with an impressive five-night stand that starts tonight. Here's a quick rundown of what to expect. Doors open at 8 p.m. nightly.
Tuesday: Things get started with a skip in the step. Atlanta quartet Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun will be joined by a trio of this city's top alt-rock acts: cinematic epic-spinners Alert New London, "bastardized Americana" specialists The Lost Revival and upstart power-pop sensations Bonneville.
Wednesday: The bar will be bringing in seats for a hushed, intimate night with some of the city's top indie folk talents: Dolfish, Time & Temperature, Saintseneca and Old Hundred's Blake Skidmore.
Thursday: After a whispery Wednesday, things will get real loud real fast when Cadaver Dogs headline a night of heavy hitters that also includes Kobo fam Bringers of Disease, The Black Antler and Sleepers Awake.
Friday: Chicago's Netherfriends stops through again to conjure woozy pop that's as melodic as it is melancholic, the Midwest by way of the tropics. Super-talented indie rockers She Bears, Human Cannonball and Petit Mal will play too.
Saturday: Wooten and his buddies will whip through a set of Foo Fighters favorites to close out a whopping eight-band lineup. Also on the docket: The George Elliot Underground, Joshua P. James and the Paper Planes, Bicentennial Bear, Ease the Medic, Bigshot, In Silent Movies and The Dead Is Dead. Wa-bam!