|All photos by Agatha Donkar|
While most of the Triangle (and a good portion of the rest of the world) was at the Cradle on Friday night for Merge 25, I was at the 506 watching a really, really great indie pop show. Vancouver’s the Shilohs absolutely blew me away with their harmonies, their guitar, the sounds like my beloved Big Star (more indie pop inspired by Big Star, please, but the Shilohs do Big Star-style hooks and licks damn well enough for me). I bopped around taking photos and jumping up and down like a goof, and it was so much fun, I want to do it again this Friday.
You can check out the Shilohs’ sound with last Friday’s JOTD for “Student of Nature”, and find more photos, including Winston-Salem natives and friends of Speakers Estangers as well as headliners the Fresh and Onlys, are over on Flickr.