Band to Catch: Maps & Atlases

Can you believe it’s almost here?!  Getting ready for next weekend, let’s chat about a band you must see…

Maps & Atlases is based out of Chicago, and I had the opportunity to catch them this New Year’s Eve at Schubas in Lakeview.  It was a blast.  They even covered Tears for Fears’ Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, and the place went nuts.

While being admittedly terrible at classifying music, I’d put them at folksy rock with a retro-vibe (seems legit, right?).  Their latest album Beware and Be Grateful is a fantastic trip through soulful tunes mixed with upbeat dance grooves.  Start with the song “Fever” and watch this beautiful video:

Maps & Atlases: “Fever”

Maps & Atlases play Friday @ 7:00pm on the Campfire Stage.  See you there!

Photo Credit: Betsy Stone

Photo Credit: Betsy Stone

Partial Setlist from 12/31/12 @ Schubas (It was News Years.  For obvious reasons, I forgot to keep track after about 11pm : )

  1. Pigeon
  2. Old and Gray
  3. Remote & Dark Years
  4. Will
  5. Charm
  6. Solid Ground
  7. Everybody Wants to Rule the World