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May 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm - May 28, 2017 at 12:00 am
The Chicago area has a long musical legacy of producing stars in various genres, but in the past few years, it has become especially recognized for new indie bands. (This is the land of the too-cool blogs Pitchfork and Consequence of Sound, after all.) If you’re looking for a new favorite artist that your friends haven’t heard of, you’re in luck—several great Chicagoland groups are coming to DC this month–including The Orwells.
Hometown: Elmhurst, Illinois.Sounds like: A snappy garage band, inspired by artists such as Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees.
Best track: “Who Needs You” (2013)—which came out the year the quintet graduated from high school and made it onto the Billboard Alternative charts the following year—immediately makes you want to get up and dance.
You should know: Of the five members, all high-school buddies, two are cousins and two are twin brothers.
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