Of all the ways to enjoy music, a free show with plenty of beer is hard to beat. Join us and Timberland as we bring the noise to the legendary Thalia Hall and party with indie hero Mikal Cronin and Chicago natives Varsity and The Father Costume. Thalia Hall holds a special place in our heart thanks to its community history, stately performance space and a pair of awesome bars below the hall at Dusek's and Punch House. Throw in the jangly multi-instrument soundscapes and pop licks of Mikal Cronin, and you can bet on a long, raucous night-- rowdy shows are a Brooklyn specialty.
The bars will be stocked with Brooklyn Brewery beer for all, so get in, grab a cold one, and get ready to rock out. Just let us know you're coming below, and we'll meet you there.
Mikal Cronin is an American singer, songwriter, and master of many instruments. In addition to serving in bands including Moonhearts, Meatbodies, and Wand, Cronin plays bass and sings backing vocal's for Ty Segall's live band. This eclectic blend comes to life on his solo albums, veering from casually baroque instrumental breaks to poppy riffs to sundrenched rock with ease. Any Cronin show is guaranteed to leave you with a head full of new, catchy hooks and a smile as big has his sound.
Comprised of Stephanie Smith (vocals/keyboards), Dylan Weschler (guitars), Pat Stanton (guitars) and brothers Jake (drums) and Paul Stolz (bass), VARSITY is flexipop transfused with sepia-soaked indie rock, a five-napkin band wiping down memories of faux-nostalgia and expired suburbia. In addition to their 2013 EP Thanks for Nothing and 2015 LP VARSITY, the band is releasing a new digital double A-side single, "Smash/Still Apart," and launching another East Coast tour to bring you plenty of noise and tons of fun.
The Father Costume is a Chicago-based band composed of Michael Hartman, Kent Lambert, Gillian Lisee, Adam Vida and Sam Wagster. Their acid-washed, beach-ready rock seamlessly blends throwback jams with modern fuzz to bring you a warmly immersive sound. You can catch them playing all over Chicago and check out their debut, The Mismade Girl EP, and last year's The Big Island (demo) on their Bandcamp page.