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Radio 104.5 presents Kongos' The Lunatic Tour 2015 | Choose Their Beatles Cover HERE

OPENING ACT(s): Sir Sly , Colony House

Thu 2/12

8:00pm
Electric Factory
— $25 - $28 | All Ages
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Biography

Globe-trotting alt-rock outfit Kongos formed in 2007 around the talents of siblings Dylan, Daniel, Jesse, and Johnny Kongos, the sons of popular South African singer/songwriter John Kongos, who scored a Top Ten single in 1971 with "He's Gonna Step on You Again," which served as the basis for the 1990 Happy Mondays' hit "Step On." Based out of Phoenix, Arizona and sharing influences as diverse as Wire, Coldplay, Tinariwen, Dire Straits, The Prodigy, and Miles Davis, the quartet specializes in driving, arena-ready alt-rock in the vein of Muse, The Boxer Rebellion, and Kings of Leon that's infused with the polyrhythmic cadences of their South African upbringing. They released their eponymous debut album in 2007, followed by Lunatic in 2012.

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  • Sir Sly

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    Sir Sly is an American indie pop band formed and based in Los Angeles, California. The band is fronted by vocalist Landon Jacobs with instrumentalists Jason Suwito and Hayden Coplen accompanying him. While they originally operated anonymously, the trio gradually built a steady following and managed to top The Hype Machine chart, eventually revealing their identities. Their debut single, “Ghost”, was released on March 4, 2013, on the National Anthem and Neon Gold labels followed by the single “Gold” on May 21, 2013. “Gold” peaked at No. 30 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and No. 45 on the Rock Airplay chart. “Gold” is also featured in the video game, MLB 14: The Show. Their debut album You Haunt Me was released on September 16, 2014.

  • Colony House

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    Caleb and Will Chapman, sons of contemporary Christian pop superstar Steven Curtis Chapman, began making music with friend Scott Mills in 2009, forging a bright indie rock sound influenced by alt-rock legends like U2 as well as more contemporary influences such as Cold War Kids. The trio initially went by the name Caleb, but changed their handle to Colony House in 2013, borrowing the name from an apartment complex in their home of Franklin, Tennessee, where all three musicians had lived at one time or another. Colony House worked feverishly to self-release three EPs before the 2014 issue of their debut full-length, When I Was Younger.

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