On April 9th the Soda Cityâ€™s young and hip can look forward to another event with Atlanta, GAâ€™s fast-rising stars of indie rock, MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA. The band returns to Columbia in support of their new split EP and in continued support of their 2009 hit LP, â€œMean Everything to Nothing.â€œ This album propelled an already growing level of popularity to new heights, topping out at #37 on the US Billboard 200 and as high as #8 on the US Alternative Album chart. In this current year it has helped put them in front of thousands at Bonnaroo as well as during a co-headlining tour with Thrice, and it earned the band a cover feature in Alternative Press.
But Manchester Orchestraâ€™s popularity is nothing new to Columbia. The band has been making themselves a name at local venues for several years. Theyâ€™ve been doing sellout shows for much of that time - a pretty impressive feat for a band thatâ€™s just over five years old. Their indie bashfulness and plethora of powerful rock influences (as various as pop rock, southern rock, and even rockinâ€™ country) and regional proximity make them an obvious candidate for a local love affair. Theyâ€™ve simply become one of those bands that Columbia welcomes to town as one of itâ€™s own, and we finally get to see them all grown up.
This time around, theyâ€™ll be sharing the stage at Jillianâ€™s with main support from the powerful new wave inspired indie rock outfit, The Features. Also along for the show are jangly pop rockers Biffy Clyro and Oâ€™Brother whose raw outbursts coupled with soft melody might very well steal the stage on any other night. Make sure youâ€™re there as some of indie rockâ€™s best hit the stage in the Vista.