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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Will Rogers Stage

Modern Stage

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Modern Stage

Wolf Parade

Wolf Parade

Saturday, Apr. 29, 7:30pm – Modern Stage presented by KXT 91.7
Indie Rock

Post-punk infused indie rock surges with a snarl from Wolf Parade, a Canadian band on a comeback. Supremely talented dual frontmen Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner are greater together, generating an idiosyncratic style and eclectic output. In 2010, Wolf Parade shocked fans by announcing an “indefinite hiatus” shortly after releasing their third album. Returning last year with the release of “EP4,” their newest work evokes the stripped-down, guitar-centric ethos of the mid-2000s indie rock heyday.

Why the Music Matters: Wolf Parade’s breakthrough album Apologies to the Queen Mary was released in 2005, a defining moment for indie rock. The genre was pushed into pop culture consciousness during this landmark year, thanks to a slew of standout albums from bands like LCD Soundsystem, Sleater-Kinney, The Hold Steady, and Sufjan Stevens. Indie music went mainstream – and it took the counter-culture with it, causing a seismic social shift. Suddenly, being weird and artsy became the norm. The hipster was born, ushering in an era of skinny jeans, Pitchfork, and Brooklyn > New York. But before all this – it was indie rock’s finest hour, and Wolf Parade was at the front of the pack.

Sounds a Little Like: Arcade Fire, Hot Hot Heat, Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse

– Shilo Urban, Fort Worth Magazine

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