Skyway Theatre Presents
Friday Pilots Club
Tickets On-sale: Friday, 7/9 at 11am
Tickets $10 ADV | Ages 18+
➤ The Orphan The Poet
THE ORPHAN THE POET want you to know they’re here and not going anywhere. Based out of Columbus, OH, the duo come bearing their own brand of take-it-or-leave-it alt rock and have been rabidly gaining fans thanks to their captivating live show. Pre-Quarantine had the band all over the country on festival bills like Firefly Music Festival, Bunbury Music Festival, and Summerfest. After garnering the attention of SiriusXM’s Alt Nation and BBC’s Radio1, the band will hit this year hard with the new track, The Moxie.
THE ORPHAN THE POET has been seen topping playlists like Spotify’s The New Alt + New Music Friday, Apple Music’s Breaking Alternative, Youtube’s Alternative Hot List, and recently received support from KROQ in Los Angeles as well as alternative stations like Radio104.5 in Philadelphia, WEBN in Cincinnati, & DC101 in Washington, DC.
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➤ Friday Pilots Club
That seemingly pristine way in which certain individuals are able to connect with one another so seamlessly lies at the heart of Friday Pilots Club’s success. As the chief masterminds of fiery new alternative act, singer Caleb Hiltunen and multi-instrumentalist Drew Polovick are a perfect match. It’s the way their talents complement one another — Hiltunen as the unorthodox naturalist; Polovick the classically trained stickler for sonic details — that’s since coalesced into something truly special. In only a matter of years, Friday Pilots Club has emerged from Chicago as one of the hottest new alt-rock acts — a duo creating the sort of no-nonsense multidimensional, exploratory alternative music that’s both immediately recognizable and undoubtedly fresh-sounding. “Everything is right on the mark,” Caleb says of their sweet popinfused sound, influenced as much by early-aughts indie bands as the classic rock touchstones of their youth. It’s all on display with their recent EP, six tracks of lustrous alt-rock explosiveness with a gut-punch of character which was released via Big Machine/John Varvatos Records, including the call-and-response “Looked Better In Gold,” the pummeling “Breaking My Bones,” the infectious pop bounce of “Change For You” and the meditative “Glad To Be Here.” Taken on the whole, the EP showcases the duo’s flair for the dramatic, and, more importantly, a musical chemistry equal-parts crisp and cunning that ties together with Hiltunen’s undeniably soulful vocals – an uncommon and much sought-after mix of sultry, scathing and sweet.
Reed Hoelscher and Jack Blocker grew up together. They went to the same school and played on the same sports teams, up until middle school, when they parted ways. Years later, they reconnected after finding out that they lived in the same dorm at the University of Arkansas, and what started as old friends jamming in the music room and watching baseball games together turned into musical duo Rightfield. They moved into the same house and started fine-tuning their sound--before they knew it, Rightfield was opening for larger bands and expanding their audiences faster than ever. Their deluxe album is a culmination of their successes and failures in the creation of Rightfield. Their goal is to be timeless-- to make music that will be remembered for the next 50 years, not the next 50 days.
Skyway Theatre | THE LOFT | Studio B | Bar Fly Minneapolis
711 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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