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Thursday, March 17 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm

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Hands is an Indie Rock band out of Los Angeles consisting of Geoffrey Halliday, Ryan Sweeney, Sean Hess and Alex Staniloff. Each member has distinct strengths and disciplines that coalesce into a truly unique sound worthy of recent praise from the music industry and beyond. Hess' technical authority and profound sense of tempo behind the drums are a rare pairing, while Staniloff provides solid complementary bass thumps and the occasional auxiliary drum bringing the intensity of Hands' live performance to a fever pitch. The interplay of Sweeney's often esoteric guitar riffs and Halliday's soaring tenor is further expanded upon by the various sampling and looping techniques they employ in order to craft a blissfully fresh sound. It would seem nothing is holding this band back from becoming a truly appreciated group of musicians with something new to say, and a truly special way of saying it. Scoring a slew of opening spots for the likes of Deerhoof, DeVotchKa, Foster the People and more, Hands is bracing for a big 2011. After being touted by Beat Crave as a 'Band To Look Out' and endorsements from Brand X and Buzz Bands, they are preparing to drop a much anticipated EP this Spring. Catch them live before you're wishing you saw them "way back when...."

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Hands can be so many things: welcoming, scolding, loving, clenched into a fist. With Hands as your name, you have to both capture emotion and prove that the music you create with your own is worthy of the moniker. Luckily these Hands are up to the challenge. Hands makes music like... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
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