Entries tagged with: Local Natives
Kendrick Lamar fan at Lolla '13
Day 2 of Lollapalooza 2013 went down in Grant Park yesterday (8/3) with sets from The Postal Service, Kendrick Lamar, Haim, Foals, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Local Natives, and more. Check out a full set of pictures at BrooklynVegan.
UPDATE: We posted a second set of day 2 pictures with The National, and more.
Lollapalooza wraps up today (8/4). We at BrooklynVegan will be there in the soundwave tent hanging out with Bear Mountain (who also perform), The Orwells, and School of Rock. Other bands playing the fest today, as you can see in our Sunday preview, include Cat Power, Phoenix, The Cure, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Alt-J, Baroness, Angel Haze, and more. If you're staying home, you can stream it live.
We already told you what we're excited to see on Friday (8/2) of Lollapalooza 2013, but there are also two more days of the festival in Grant Park. Here are our top picks for Saturday (8/3), as well as a full list of aftershows happening throughout the city...
Pujol @ 1:00PM, The Grove Stage
Consider getting to Lollapalooza early on Saturday afternoon to catch Nashville troublemaker Pujol at 1PM at The Grove Stage. 2012's United States Of Being is a garage-y gem, and he's currently working on its follow-up.
Charles Bradley @ 2:45PM, Bud Light Stage
"The Screaming Eagle of Soul" never disappoints. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires do an uplifting and fun show that you don't want to miss. There also isn't much up against them, so you've got no excuse. Do it.
Haim @ 3:30PM, The Grove Stage
Los Angeles sister-trio Haim pen incredibly infectious pop (a la Steve Nicks), and I can't help but love it. They're already huge and have just one EP to their name (debut LP coming in September). Catch 'em at The Grove Stage at 3:30PM.
Local Natives @ 4:00PM, Red Bull Sound Select Stage
Local Natives' Hummingbird put the California outfit miles beyond 2009's percussive Gorilla Manor, and they thankfully didn't lose a bit of their glimmer either. They've only refined their already-excellent live show these past few years, and should be great in Grant Park.
Foals @ 5:45PM, Petrillo Stage
With three great albums until their belt, including this year's Holy Fire, Foals are set to return to Chicago to deliver one of their signature all-out performances at Lollapalooza. It should be great as per usual, and it's cool that they're not on one of the massive stages. Petrillo is big enough that you'll be able to see the show well even if you're not particularly close.
Heartless Bastards @ 6:00PM, The Grove Stage
Heartless Bastards welcomed their newest album, Arrow, in February of 2012. It's their most straightforward and rockin' LP yet, and they're great live too. Catch them at 6PM on The Grove Stage.
The National @ 6:00PM, Red Bull Sound Select Stage
Unfortunately, Brooklyn's resilient The National are playing directly against Heartless Bastards at the South end of the park. I'll admit, I was nervous for what was to come after 2010's High Violet, but they definitely pulled it off with this year's Trouble Will Find Me. The best part is that the two records are extremely different. My advice is to make the most of your early evening by catching a bit of both The National and Heatless Bastards.
Kendrick Lamar @ 6:45PM, Bud Light Stage
Mix things up a bit by heading to the very North side of the park to see Kendrick Lamar at 6:45PM. I've been a fan for a while, but I don't think I fully "got it" until I saw him turn-up live. Lamar's great at getting the crowd all riled up, and I doubt his festival appearance will be of any exception to that.
Supreme Cuts @ 7:45PM, Petrillo Stage
Chicago production duo Supreme Cuts will close out the Petrillo Stage on Saturday night with a 7:45PM set. They'd be a great thing to see right after Kendrick Lamar, unless you're jonesing for the aggro-rap of Death Grips (7:15PM; The Grove Stage).
The Postal Service @ 8:30PM, Bud Light Stage
I distinctly recall purchasing a CD copy of Give Up when it came out in 2003, and being pleased to hear Ben Gibbard's voice in a different context. Fast-forward 10-years, and Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) are touring in celebration of its anniversary. I couldn't be more excited.
BrooklynVegan will also be set up each day of Lollapalloza inside Toytota's Soundwave Tent from 1-3PM (we start at 12:40PM on Saturday). Our hosts Billy Jones and improv genius Chris Gethard will be conducting live interviews, acoustic performances, and DJ sets. This is what it looks like on Saturday
BrooklynVegan SoundWave Stage - Saturday, August 2:You can check out our full Soundwave Tent schedule and the map on how to get there, and even enter to win a pair of three-day passes to Lollapalooza, HERE.
12:40 p.m. - Local Natives (performance and interview)
1:00 p.m. - IO Echo (interview)
1:30 p.m. - Smith Westerns (interview)
2:00 p.m. - Drowners (performance and interview)
2:20 p.m. - School of Rock
2:30 p.m. - Heartless Bastards (performance and interview)
If you're heading to the festival, you'll definitely want to download the official mobile app. Not going to the festival? There are a ton of aftershows you can still get into, like our pair of FREE shows at Ultra Lounge (Russian Circles on Saturday). You can also check out the festival webcast from the comfort of your own home.
Saturday, August 3 in Festival Aftershows
* DIIV @ the Empty Bottle
* HAIM, St. Lucia @ Lincoln Hall
* Band Of Horses, Reignwolf @ Metro
* SKATERS, The Orwells @ Schubas
* Matt & Kim, Robert DeLong @ the Vic
* Ghost B.C., Skeltonwitch @ Double Door
* Frightened Rabbit, Wild Belle @ Park West
* Dada Life, Nathan Scott, Gus Karas @ The Mid
* Baroness, Royal Thunder @ Subterranean
* Two Door Cinema Club, MS MR @ House of Blues
* Kendrick Lamar, Baauer, BJ The Chicago Kid @ Aragon Ballroom
* Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bare Mutants, Netherfriends @ Empty Bottle
* Russian Circles, An Aesthetic Anaesthetic, Carbon Tigers @ Ultra Lounge
Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Lollapalooza 2013 is just around the corner and if you aren't heading to the festival (enter to win a pair of three-day passes from us), you do have the option to check out the webcast from the comfort of your own home via Lollapalooza.com. The webcast schedule doesn't include every set, but boats Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, The Postal Service, The National, Local Natives, The Cure, Alt-J, and more. Check it out at the bottom of this post.
In addition to the webcast, iPhone and Android users can also grab a FREE official festival app. It includes a standard schedule (which can be customized), the festival map, and discovery // social media components.
The 2013 Lollapalooza webcast schedule is below...
Lollapalooza (more by James Richards IV)
Like we did recently at Firefly (see HERE, HERE and HERE) and will do again at Outside Lands, BrooklynVegan will be set up each day of Lollapalloza inside Toytota's Soundwave Tent from 1-3pm (we start at 12:40 on Saturday). Along with SPIN, Hype Machine, Pure Volume and our stage hosts Billy Jones and improv genius Chris Gethard, we'll be hosting live interviews, acoustic performances and DJ sets. Check out our full schedule below. If you look at the festival map, you'll see our space there right above the BMI Stage (in the rose garden).
Don't have a Lollapalooza ticket? We also have TWO THREE DAY PASSES TO LOLLAPALOOZA to give away. Want them? Tweet something that includes @BrooklynVegan and this link: http://bit.ly/17irlxS and: @BVChicago. Example tweet: "Hoping to win tickets to #Lollapalooza from @BrooklynVegan & @BVChicago http://bit.ly/17irlxS ". We'll pick one winner at random and contact them with more info. Good luck!
Check out the Soundwave schedule below and hopefully see you there!
Nine Inch Nails fan @ Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
The official Lollapalooza 2013 lineup has been announced, even though you already got a good peek at it when it leaked in full last week. The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Phoenix, The National, Baroness, and MANY more are slated to perform in Grant Park from August 2-4.
Check out the full Lollapalooza 2013 lineups-by-day below...
EDM Chicago are pointing to what looks like an official lineup poster for Lollapalooza 2013. Though it's a tad bit blurry (there's a clearer image at the bottom of this post), it features The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, The Lumineers, The National, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, Lana Del Rey, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Beach House, Cat Power, Alt-J, Foals, Death Grips, Disclosure, Father John Misty, Baroness, Jessie Ware, and MANY more.
Aside from the poster looking extremely real, most of these artists have already been confirmed or were at least strong possibilities. The official lineup will arrive on April 9, which is also when single-day passes - all that's left at this point - will go on sale (at 10AM CST).
Head below for a clearer picture of the leaked lineup...
photos by Cory Dewald
Local Natives at the Vic on 3.21.2013
You may have already seen pictures from Local Natives' early, free show at the Empty Bottle on Thursday night (3/21), but they really came through Chicago to play a sold-out show at the Vic Theatre with Superhumanoids later that night. Did you go to either show? If so, what did you think? A set of pictures from their Vic Theatre performance are in this post. More below...
photos by James Richards IV
Local Natives at the Empty Bottle on 3.21.2013
Before their sold-out show at the Vic Theatre last night (3/21; our pictures are coming soon), Local Natives played a free, 5PM acoustic show at the Empty Bottle. Some folks had been in line since noon to get into the venue(!), and that line spanned a few blocks. The group played a nine-song set that consisted of tracks from Gorilla Manor and their latest LP, Hummingbird, which hit stores in late-January via Frenchkiss. A set of pictures from their performance at the Empty Bottle are in this post. More of them can be found below, along with their full setlist and a few videos...
Local Natives @ Aragon Ballroom, December 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
As discussed, Local Natives will be touring through Chicago later this week in support of their excellent second album, Hummingbird. They'll play a sold-out show at the Vic Theatre on Thursday, March 21 with support from Superhumanoids; we hope you grabbed tickets in time. In addition to that performance, they've also just announced that they'll play a FREE, 5PM show at the Empty Bottle that night. No tickets // RSVP needed, and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
The bar opens at 3PM and doors for the show will be at 4:30PM. (Leave work early... really early.) Enter to win guaranteed entry for two HERE.
All Local Natives tour dates and their video for "Breakers" are below...
today in Chicago
* Daniel Knox, Unmanned Ship @ Hideout
* Trixie Whitley, Dumpster Hunter @ Schubas
* Jackhammer Hearts, Lonely Trailer, Columbines @ The Burlington
* True Romance vs. Natural Born Killers @ Lincoln Hall (Free Screenings)
* The Microphone Misfitz, Radiant Devices, Pinto and the Bean @ Empty Bottle
Daniel Knox continues his February residency at the Hideout.
Lincoln Hall are screening True Romance and Natural Born Killers back-to-back, for free.
We're co-presenting Marnie Stern, Roomrunner, and Mayor Daley at the Empty Bottle on April 17. Advance tickets are on sale now.
Local Natives have a new video for "Heavy Feet." Check it out below.
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The Vaccines @ NYC's Terminal 5 earlier on tour (more by Jonathan McPhail)
today in Chicago
* Filligar, Taddy Porter @ Schubas
* The Vaccines, San Cisco @ Lincoln Hall
* Broncho, Skating Polly, The Morons @ Empty Bottle
* Sequoia, Dead Parade, Mount Salem @ Beat Kitchen
* The Warmbloods, Soft Jolts, Ghost Horses @ Township
* Psychic Twin, Broken Light, The New Canyons @ The Burlington
* Totally Wrecked, Wet Heat, The Freakish Reasons @ Subterranean
* Hunter Valentine, The Wanton Looks, The Cathy Santonies @ Ultra Lounge
The Vaccines and San Cisco play Lincoln Hall tonight.
Psychic Twin, Broken Light, and The New Canyons play The Burlington.
Conor Oberst's punk band Desaparecidos have a new 7" coming out next month. Stream "Anonymous" b/w "The Left is Right" (via Rolling Stone) below.
Local Natives played "Heavy Feet" from their new album Hummingbird on Fallon last night. Check out the footage below.
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Local Natives @ Aragon Ballroom, December 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Local Natives are gearing up for the release of their second album, Hummingbird, which is due out on January 29 via French Kiss/Infectious. Check out music video for Hummingbird's lead single "Breakers" and stream another album track, called "Heavy Feet," at the bottom of this post. The group will be supporting Hummingbird with a North American tour, and a Chicago show at the Vic Theatre on March 21 with Superhumanoids was just added to their schedule. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Saturday (1/19) at 10AM CST. All dates are listed below.
All Local Natives tour dates, the video for "Breakers" and a stream of "Heavy Feet" are below...
today in Chicago
* Rick Rizzo @ Hideout
* Billy Martin, Wil Blades @ SPACE
* Bill Orcutt @ Museum of Contemporary Art (Free Show)
* Many Places, The Fishermen, The Humminbird @ Empty Bottle
* Water House, Wilder Maker, She Speaks In Tongues @ The Burlington
Eleventh Dream Day frontman Rick Rizzo plays the Hideout tonight.
Billy Martin (of Martin, Medeski, and Wood) headlines SPACE.
Many Places play the Empty Bottle with The Fisherman and The Hummingbird.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have a trailer for their new album, Push the Sky Away, due out in February. Check it out below.
Watch Local Natives' new video for "Breakers" below.
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Menomena @ Music Hall of Williamsburg earlier on tour (more by Greg Cristman)
today in Chicago
* Menomena, PVT @ Metro
* Black Prairie, Shelley Short @ Schubas
* Native, My Dad, Droughts @ Beat Kitchen
* Abigail Washburn, Prince Florence @ SPACE
* Smashing Pumpkins, Anberlin @ Allstate Arena
* Old 97's, Salim Nourallah, Rhett Miller @ the Vic
* Vamos, Mondo Drag, Moonrises @ The Burlington
* WHY?, Naytronix, The Black Swans @ Lincoln Hall
* Yakuza, Dysrhythmia, Helen Money @ Empty Bottle
Yakuza celebrate the release of their new LP, Beyul, with a hometown show at the Empty Bottle tonight. Take a listen to Beyul in its entirety below.
The Smashing Pumpkins play what Billy Corgan said "might end up being biggest show of tour" at the Allstate Arena tonight.
Menomena and PVT are playing Metro.
Naytronix (aka tUnE-yArDs bassist Nate Brenner) plays Lincoln Hall with WHY? and The Black Swans.
Chief Keef, who's looking at some jail time for possibly violating the terms of his probation, has a new video for "Love Sosa." Check it out below.
Local Natives have shared a track called "Breakers" from their forthcoming LP Hummingbird. Take a listen to it below.
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photos by Grant MacAllister, words by Zach Pollack
On Tuesday night (12/6), The National headlined Chicago's Aragon Ballroom with tour-mates Local Natives and Wye Oak.
First of three, Wye Oak kicked things off with a Civilian-heavy set while most of the concert's attendees started to file in. This was by far the biggest venue I've seen them play, and something I could definitely get used to. Singer Jenn Wasner's voice wafted throughout the space as she and partner-in-crime Andy Stack continued to skillfully play on. Congrats to Wye Oak on landing the top spot on AV Club's 'Best of 2011' list.
Local Natives were up next, taking the stage for their final set on this tour. "We were supposed to be hibernating in sunny LA working on recording a new record," said frontman Taylor Rice. After a long pause he finished with, "...but we heard the calling of The National!" They played two brand new songs (the same two Tim heard in Austin on 12/4), which both received warm responses from the crowd. As always, the band sounded impecable live, shedding new light on the songs from their 2010 debut, Gorilla Manor.
Around 8:45PM, Brooklyn's The National began their 90-minute set with the High Violet track "Runaway." Save for a "thank you" here and there in-between songs, frontman Matt Berninger didn't address the crowd much (he hadn't had his fill of white wine yet). This picked up with the high energy track "Squalor Victoria," which saw Matt thrashing about the stage. Currently on their last run of High Violet shows, the band sounded full and practiced, though a bit tired if anything. This by all means didn't color the show lackluster, and the sold out Aragon Ballroom crowd seemed to agree; swaying back and forth approvingly. With auxiliary members Kyle Resnick and David Nelson handling trumpet and trombone duties, horn-heavy songs like "Conversation 16," "England," and "Fake Empire" translated extremely well live.
Exiting the stage shortly after playing "Empire," the band then retured for a four-song encore. The show's closing number "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks," makes for one of my all-time-favorite National moments. Joined by Wye Oak and Local Natives, the Dessner brothers traded their electric guitars for acoustics, and all on-stage belted out the song with no microphones (the crowd did too) at the top of their lungs.
More pictures from the Aragon Ballroom show, and their setlist, below..
Wye Oak @ Lollapalooza 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Wye Oak have just announced that they'll be releasing a 7" of their last two contributions to the A.V. Club Chicago's Undercover series. In 2010 they performed The Kinks' "Strangers" with Jonathan Meiburg (of Shearwater), which will be the A-side. Their return to the office earlier this year with Callers' Don Godwin, produced a fantastic-rendition of Danzig's "Mother" which will be the B-side. You can pre-order the 7" now.
The duo will hit Chicago on December 6th, supporting The National at their sold out Aragon Ballroom show.
Head below to view both A.V. Club Undercover performances and the 7"s art/tracklisting..
Matt being Matt @ Academy of Music in Philly (more by David Andrako)
They'll hit Chicago's Aragon Ballroom on December 6th, with Wye Oak and Local Natives. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (9/17), at noon CST.
Other dates will see: The Walkmen, Sharon Van Etten, Neko Case, and others performing opening duties. Head below to view all 2011 tour dates..
view from the stage during Local Natives on Saturday (by Katie Alexander)
"Preceding Cee-Lo Green was one of those fawning, thankful bands. Orange County's Local Natives were clearly thrilled to have graduated from last year's Pitchfork Music Festival to this year's Lollapalooza. "This is the biggest crowd we've played to by far," said singer Kelcey Ayer. "This is insane!" It was a joyous, not fearful, exclamation, fitting with the band's sweet temperament. All tight SoCal harmonies and heaving, unaffected guitars, Local Natives moved through a set of rhythmic charmers from their own "Shape Shifter," built on piano chord crescendos, and a cover of the Talking Heads' "Warning Sign." The Sony stage seemed like it might be too big for them, but they held it. Fleet and foxy." [Sun Times]More pictures from Saturday coming soon.
today in Chicago
* Lollapalooza (Day 1)
* Afrojack, Perry Farrell @ the Mid
* The Vaccines, Tennis @ Schubas
* Sade, John Legend @ United Center
* Cults, Maps & Atlases @ Hard Rock Hotel
* Pretty Lights, Skrillex @ Congress Theater
* The Black Lips, Night Beats @ Empty Bottle
* Portugal. The Man, Wye Oak @ Double Door
* Local Natives, Walk The Moon @ Lincoln Hall
* Lykke Li, Foster The People @ House of Blues
* Friendly Fires (DJ Set) @ Debonair Social Club
* Tinie Tempah, Young The Giant @ Subterranean
* The Cool Kids, Glc, The O'my's, DJ Rtc @ Reggie's
* Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Man Is Man @ Hideout
* Atmosphere, Evidence, Blueprint, DJ Babu, Prof @ Metro
* Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above 1979)(DJ Set) @ Angels & Kings
* Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., J Roddy Waltson & the Business @ House of Blues (Back Porch)
If you don't have tickets to Lollapalooza, live stream the fest HERE.
As mentioned, Lykke Li played the Wounded Rhymes track "Youth Knows No Pain" on Leno last night. Check out the footage below.
Los Angeles, CA's Local Natives played Columbia College Chicago's Chaos 2011 (previously featuring bands such as Portugal the Man, and Crystal Castles) this past Friday (4/29). The band kicked off their set with "Cards & Quarters" from their debut LP Gorilla Manor, released February 16th, 2010 via Frenchkiss Records.
Up next came "Sticky Thread" featuring lofty, clear vocals with well-executed harmonies. To an enthusiastic crowd of zealous college students, the band asked if everyone was having a good time, and then proceeded to ask, "Is there any way we can turn the lights off back there? It's too much like a school campus right now." An understandable request as the boys played in front of a makeshift backdrop of three hanging sheets, but the college atmosphere gave the performance a more personal, intimate feeling.
The band then moved into "Wide Eyes" the opening track from Gorilla Manor, followed by "Shape Shifter", and an extremely successful, low key, soft re-written version of "Cubism Dream" that the band said they re-worked when they were here in Illinois last year for a session with Daytrotter. The set slowly began to wind down, the devoted crowd sang along to "Airplanes" as band member Ryan Hahn pulled out his mandolin, the group then shifted to "Who Knows Who Cares" with a slow piano build up to start it off. The incredibly executed, audibly pleasing set ended with the bands first single off of their debut LP, "Sun Hands" with everyone in the room singing along, hands in the air.
If you haven't gotten a chance to see Local Natives in action yet or simply want a reprise, they will be at Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, WA (5/27-5/30) and will be back in Chicago in August for Lollapalooza 2011.
Head below to check out more of Josh Darr's photographs, and Local Natives' setlist.
Mogwai @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
today in Chicago
* Mogwai, Errors @ Metro
* Fielded, Zath, Verma @ Hideout
* The Whigs, Beast Make Bomb @ Park West
* Local Natives @ Columbia College Chicago
* El Ten Eleven, Lynx, Yourself and The Air @ Bottom Lounge
* Hunx and his Punx, Shannon and the Clams, Mickey @ Empty Bottle
* William Fitzsimmons, Slow Runner @ Old Town School of Folk Music
* Hollows, Michael Lux & The Bad Sons, Soft Speaker, Dozens @ Subterranean
* Heartichoke, Panda Riot, Black Light Saints, Loyal Divide @ The Viaduct Theater
* Sad Brad Smith, The Damn Choir, Good Evening, Jenny Gillespie @ Beat Kitchen
* BetaTraxx, Gemini Club (DJ Set), Loyal Divide (DJ Set) @ The Kinetic Playground
We dip a bit into May this weekend, and I don't want to jinx it...but the weather has been fantastic so far! Below, you'll find some amazing lineups taking form, head out and see something!
El Ten Eleven will play the Bottom Lounge along with Lynx, and Yourself and The Air.
Hunx & His Punx, Shannon and the Clams, and Mickey will play the Empty Bottle. Both Hunx, and Shannon recently played a BV SXSW Day Party.
Mogwai will play Metro, along with Errors.
Local Natives will play a private event at Columbia College.
Heartichoke, Panda Riot, Black Light Saints, and Loyal Divide will play The Viaduct Theater. Loyal Divide also have a DJ Set later on, which you can find below.
Hollows, Michael Lux & The Bad Sons, Soft Speaker, and Dozens will play Subterranean.
The Whigs, and Beast Make Bomb will play Park West as part of the Converse Presented: Get Out of the Garage Tour.
William Fitzsimmons, and Slow Runner will be performing at the Old Town School of Folk Music.
Sad Brad Smith will headline the Beat Kitchen along with The Damn Choir, Good Evening, and Jenny Gillespie.
BetaTraxx will DJ The Kinetic Playground along with Gemini Club, and Loyal Divide.
The Deftones will play the Riv.
Battles will be performing to a sold out crowd at Lincoln Hall.
Dax Riggs (who recently played a BV SXSW Day Party), and Brighton Ma are set to play Beat Kitchen.
Grails will headline Empty Bottle along with James Blackshaw.
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force will play Metro with DJ Warp.
Schubas will host the record release show for Scattered Trees, with very special guests: The Lonliest Monk, and Chicago-based mainstays; Chaperone.
Local H will bring their "Singles Tour" back through their hometown of Chicago to play Metro with The Weeks.
Symphony X, Powerglove, Blackguard, and Earthen Grave will play the Bottom Lounge.
Tim Kinsella, Donny Mahlmeister, Theo Katsaounis, and John Herndon will play a free show at The Whistler.