Local Darlings

three bands with local ties descend on House Of Rock

Thom Fountain

Fort Wilson Riot
Fort Wilson Riot

Local favorite indie-rockers Adelyn Rose are having a pretty great fall so far. They’re recently off an East Coast tour and were announced as the opener for one of Volcano Choir’s Eau Claire shows, but luckily you can get a chance to see them before they blow up. The four-piece is headlining a collection of indie favorites at House Of Rock Sept. 21, also bringing Minneapolis-based (but Eau Claire raised) Fort Wilson Riot and a new local indie folk outfit, The Rattlenecks. Fort Wilson Riot – a duo who’ve grown into a staple of the Minneapolis music scene – bring funky, electronic tunes laid under soft indie-pop melodies reminiscent of Postal Service or Mates Of State. Opening the show is The Rattlenecks, the newest project featuring Eau Claire stalwart Jim Pullman, along with a host of other local singers. The band’s polished harmonies and driving acoustic guitars are reminiscent of Fleet Foxes or Dawes, but maintain a certain edge among the smooth vocal workings. And of course this all leads up to Adelyn Rose, which pairs the gentle voice and songwriting of frontwoman Adelyn Strei with her often harder, sometimes raucous guitar lines and driving drums. The show brings together a wide blend of the indie rock Eau Claire has produced and for only five smackers this is a perfect primer for anyone who wants to see what the world of local indie all about.

Adelyn Rose + Fort Wilson Riot + The Rattlenecks • Sept. 21 • House Of Rock, 422 Water St. • 10pm • $5 • 21+ • 838-0158 • House-Of-Rock.com

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