Tonight: Civil Twilight at Larimer Lounge
It has been a long journey for Civil Twilight -- from South Africa to Los Angeles to Nashville, the band has been towing its sweeping, piano-heavy rock compositions along for more than a decade. Even if the band's moniker isn't immediately familiar, its big sound, which has been featured on shows like One Tree Hill and House, should be. Singer and principal songwriter Steven McKellar's storytelling lyrics fit television soundtracks perfectly.
Civil Twilight's ability to take on a such a grandiose, Coldplay-style sound has us betting that it won't be long before the three-piece becomes full-fledged arena rockers. And just think: If you catch the band tonight, it could become one of those historic shows (ahem, Arcade Fire at the Larimer all of those years ago, anyone?) you get to tell your friends about five years from now. This show is 21-and-up, and tickets are $10. Doors open at 7 p.m., bands start at 8.