Winterpills and The Figgs wakes up Montclair.
After a few years of performing predominantly in New England since their birth in 2003, the Winterpills have become very acclaimed from multiple sources. From independent magazines such as Paste and Mojo to famous stations such as The Village Voice, New York Times and NPR World Café, the Winterpills have gradually garnered all the praise and media attention they deserve. They have also shared stages with Fountains of Wayne, Vampire Weekend, St. Vincent, The Mountain Goats, Lisa Germano and Josh Ritter, among others. For new listeners, recommended tracks are “Weary Heart,” “Pills for Sara” and “Want the Want.” The band sounds similar to Snow Patrol, pre-fame Coldplay or Radiohead.
Philadelphia’s Pete Donnelly is a singer-songwriter and bass guitarist for The Figgs, formerly of NRBQ. Friday night, however, he will be performing solo. Not much is known about The Wise Easy except that they have played songs with Donnelly.
Songs by The Figgs include “Favorite Shirt,” “I Brought the Kicks” and “Je T’adore.” NRBQ has brought forth “Rocket in My Pocket” and “I Want You Bad.” Not much is known about The Wise Easy except that they have played songs with Donnelly.
Tickets for Winterpills and The Figgs are $20 in advance and $24 at the door. They can be purchased at Keil’s Pharmacy on Valley Road and Studio042 on Bloomfield Avenue
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show time is 8 p.m. At this show, attendees have the BYOB option, as again, this is part of the Outpost Café series.
As everyone may know, Outpost is not only about bringing forth good acts for everyone to come out and enjoy live, but also about giving back to those less fortunate. Outpost will be collecting donations for hotel sundries, such as soaps and shampoo. For those who seek wanderlust before the show, please be sure to check out the many shops/boutiques on Bloomfield Avenue, as well a vast cultural array of eateries to choose from. There is also the Montclair Art Museum a little further up Bloomfield Avenue if you want to make a full day of cultural adventures.