Cool name and the fact that they hail from Hoboken, New Jersey both play in the favour of this indie rock band. They will keep your attention gained through their excellent music. Despite the fact that the band has not achieved much commercial success they are do have plenty of indie cred due to their strong cult following and the fact that they are raved about by music critics.
The name of the band is Spanish for “I’ve got it” which is a common phrase said by fielders in baseball. Made up of husband and wife team, Ira Kaplan (guitar/piano/vocals) and Georgia Hubley (drums/piano/vocals), and rounded out by James McNew (bass/vocals). They have a wide range of musical genres in which they dabble. Some of their songs have been slotted into folk, punk rock, electronic, and rock genres. Over the course of their 13 albums, they are a band that just writes and records music without being concerned about having a sound or slotting easily into a genre.
Around since 1984, one interesting facet of the band’s live show is their immense catalogue of cover songs they perform live. Try and stump them!
-Date: February 11, 2013
-Venue: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Price: $35.90 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:30 p.m. (Doors @ 7:30 p.m.)