Illinois is a Philadelphia indie rock band (I know, right?). I actually got to speak with a couple of the band members during a show here at the First Unitarian Church. The church is one of the best venues to see a show. Imagine sitting in a pew, drinking a Chimay you smuggled in, and then chatting with the band while they are downing a bottle of Jack. I didn’t know that one of their tracks was featured on the HBO show Weeds.
The second track is from a Portland band called Menomena. When I first heard them I became hooked on indie music. I also spoke with Brent Knopf (keys/guitars) at the same venue. He was humble and easy going, and I knew he was content rolling around the country playing music for appreciative fans.