Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 7:00 PM CST
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
Five childhood friends from the San Fernando
Valley in Los Angeles, augmented by three Midwestern transplants, The
Mowgli's are a quintessential California band. Inspired by the magnetism
of San Francisco, the grind of Los Angeles and the serenity of the Big
Sur Coast, their songs are a joyous revival of rock n' roll, a twisting
indie-folk dance and a heartfelt protest ballad.
Sliding from indie pop to country and a host of genres in between, the band evokes modern artists such as Fun., Grouplove and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, whilst having their roots in the music of Neil Young, The Byrds, The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac.
Part '60s Laurel Canyon, part '70s Venice Beach and part '10s Silverlake, the band and the harmonies are held together by their message of universal love, peace and the belief that the highest form of consciousness is achieved by togetherness and unity.
Uplifting, collaborative, joyous and communal, their music is a walk through their life thus far: Meeting each other and experiencing together ("San Francisco", "The Great Divide"), emerging stronger ("Carry Your Will") -- their message is finding a foothold with fans from every walk of life, bringing people together under one roof to celebrate each other.