Family of the Year to visit M-Shop


Courtesy of Family of the Year

California’s Family of the Year will perform Nov. 7 at the M-Shop.

Parker Reed

Californian indie rock band Family of the Year will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Maintenance Shop.

Tickets are $12 with a student ID and $18 for the public, with a $2 increase the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at the Maintenance Shop box office or online via Midwestix.

Family of the Year received a significant amount of public exposure in 2009 by opening for Ben Folds at Boston’s Symphony Hall. At the time, the band also toured with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, being named one of Spin magazine’s “25 Must-Hear Artists from the [2009 College Music Journal Festival]” in New York City.

Since then, the band has released three albums, appeared on a variety of talk shows such “Conan” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and has shared the stage with many big name acts, including Mumford & Sons, Walk the Moon and Fun.

The group’s self-titled third album was released in September.

Icelandic indie folk-rock band Kaleo will open the show.

The band has quickly made a name for itself by performing at a variety of music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and Summerfest.

“Our crowds in Iceland were normally people that knew [all] the songs,” said front man Jökull Júlíusson. “Less people know our music here.”

The group has received more attention in the United States recently after being included in Esquire magazine’s “SXSW: 40 Bands You Need to Hear” and having its single “All the Pretty Girls” surpass 5 million streams on Spotify.

The band relocated to the United States in February and has recently been recording its debut LP on Elektra/Atlantic Records with producer Jacquire King.

For more information, visit the M-Shop website and the SUB website.