Concert Series: PHOX
Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00pm to 11:59pm
Knickerbocker Theatre 86 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423-3504
PHOX is a six-piece alternative folk / indie pop band from Wisconsin. What originally started out as friends making folk songs turned into a self-released 2013 “video EP,” “Confetti,” and now, a debut self-titled full-length, the group’s first on Partisan Records. PHOX went from a local band with a strong following in 2012, to high-profile performances at Lollapalooza in Chicago Illinois, and the iTunes Fest in London, England, in 2013. They have appeared on National Public Radio’s “Tiny Desk Concert,” and performed at festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Summerfest, Sasquatch, and the inaugural Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival.
The concert will open with The Soil and the Sun, which originated in 2008 as a two-piece act based out of a basement in Chicago, and is now an eight-piece group based out of Grand Rapids. The band describes its sound as “corn-fed, Michigan-made New Mexican Space Music, or Experiential Spiritual Folk.” The band’s last recording, “Meridian,” won the Local Spin of the Year for 2014.
$15 general public, $5 Hope student, $7 faculty and staff
PHOX and The Soil and the Sun will perform through the Hope College Concert Series on Friday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.
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