February Spot Night preview

Feb. 5, 2015: Futurebirds (with opener Jordan Genovese)
Futurebirds are an indie band hailing from Athens, GA. Their southern roots explain the subtle country-rock sound that can be heard in many of their songs. The high-energy band is known for their interesting mix of banjo, mandolin, electric and acoustic guitars, percussion and four-part harmonies. I would describe their sound as a psychedelic mix between country-pop and indie music. Recently, they toured with big names like The Whig and Jonny Corndawg, and they have performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival twice in the past. Their 2013 album “Baba Yaga” put them high on the charts for the first time, and their fame continues to spread.

Feb. 19, 2015: Civil Twilight
Civil Twilight is a rock band from Cape Town, South Africa with an enthralling rock sound. Many have compared them to big-name rock and roll groups such as Muse, U2 and Radiohead. Founding band members and brothers Steven and Andrew McKellar were raised listening to their mother’s classical piano playing and their father’s collection of jazz music. The two created the band with the help of their friend and now drummer, Richard Wouters, and the encouragement of their parents. Later, Kevin Dailey joined the band and added his skill with the keyboard to the mix. Their songs have been featured in primetime TV, such as “The Vampire Diaries,” “Arrow” and “One Tree Hill.”

Feb. 26, 2015: Battle of The Bands
In lieu of a usual Spot Night, the Springfest Committee will be hosting its annual Battle of the Bands. The winner of this competition will be the opener for the big Springfest headliner, which will be announced at a later date. This is a night that many students anticipate, and it’s always fun to watch classmates engage in some friendly competition.