Mike ‘n Molly’s will be the place for you to see one of the better under-the-radar bands from the midwest tonight. The Silent Years, from Detroit, make a stop to perform alongside local punk stalwarts jigGsaw and Chicago’s own Victorian Halls. Their sound would fit nicely in the framework of Indie Rock General, but the way that frontman Josh Epstein delivers his vocals sets him apart from your average emerging artist. He reminds us of Ted Leo before he was on tour too much.
This tour will carry the Silent Years down to the annual Texas brouhaha known as SXSW where they will try, alongside 1,400 other bands, to woo the ears and eyes of agent assistants and interns swollen with booze and self-importance.
Mike ‘n Molly’s is located at 105 N Market St., downtown Champaign. The show starts at 10 p.m.