Illiterate Light / Kind Hearted Strangers + Blankslate

Ages 16 and up
Friday, November 18
Doors: 8pm
$15

Globe Hall Presents Illiterate Light and Kind Hearted Strangers with Blankslate on Friday, November 18 – 


– 16+, under 16 admitted with ticketed guardian

Small-town organic farmers turned major label rock stars, Illiterate Light revel in stretching boundaries and upending expectations on their self-titled Atlantic Records debut, mixing soaring indie rock, swirling psychedelia, and atmospheric folk into a captivating blend that at once calls to mind everything from Neil Young and My Morning Jacket to Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses. Recorded with producers Adrian Olsen (Foxygen, Natalie Prass) and Vance Powell (Jack White, Kings Of Leon, Chris Stapleton), the record is blissful and ecstatic, with raw electric guitars, propulsive drums, and shimmering harmonies capturing the power of the band’s remarkable live shows, which find Jeff Gorman simultaneously playing guitar with his hands and synth bass with his feet while his musical partner, Jake Cochran, plays a standup drum kit. Hailed as “a perfect addition to your summertime playlist” by NPR, the band honed in on their distinctive sound and identity over years of relentless touring, earning dates along the way with the likes of Shakey Graves, Rayland Baxter, Mt. Joy, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and The Head and The Heart in addition to high-profile festival slots at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk, and more.
With rich harmonies and colorful songwriting, Kind Hearted Strangers bring back a taste of American roots into the world of rock n' roll they fell in love with. Based in Boulder, CO - the Strangers feature songwriter/vocalist Marc Townes, percussionist/vocalist Brian Ireland of Something Corporate, bassist Marshall Carlson of Augustus, and guitarist Kevin Hinder of the funk/rock outfit Envy Alo, who’s skillful and dynamic embellishments add another unique layer to the band’s raw authentic sound. "...the fiery, eclectic Kind Hearted Strangers stand high above their counterparts, evoking a loose jam-band charm with vibrant, pop-sensible folk that takes influence from the classics without spending too much time dwelling in the past. With Townes' vibrant, engaging songwriting, Hinder's virtuosic and seemingly limitless range on guitar, and Ireland's drumming that keeps the song's contained while also stretching them to their limits, Kind Hearted Strangers' musical dexterity far exceeds their short time as a band. With a sound already so fully-formed and grounded, guessing where they're going next is an adventure unto itself." - Behind the Scene Press, 2017