Twin Peaks Preview

Majestic Theater May 11th

Author: Zoey Knox

Twin Peaks will be “Ringin’ in the spring” at the Majestic Theater on Saturday, May 11. The five-piece band concludes their spring tour with Post Animal here in Madison, and it is the perfect opportunity to shake off those winter blues (and those finals week blues, too).

It is always best to seek advice from the experts, and I consider myself an expert on Twin Peaks. I have been fortunate to see them perform six times in four different cities, and they never disappoint. Twin Peak’s brand of energetic garage-rock translates into unforgettable live shows. Their concerts are nothing short of cathartic, and they will have you dancing, singing, and emoting along with them until the end of the night. With the unmeasurable amount of energy Twin Peaks invest in their live shows, it is hard to imagine how they deliver consistently great performances for weeks on end. Somehow, they do, and there doesn’t seem to be any sign that they will be stopping anytime soon.

Born of Chicago’s DIY scene, Twin Peaks have been consistently creating music since their 2013 debut. The band’s three original members performed together in high school, and their chemistry onstage is undeniable. Since then, the group produced three full length albums, a live album, and a collection of singles released at the end of 2017. Their most recent full-length, Down in Heaven, reflects the band member’s maturity without sacrificing any of the hard-rocking, head banging exuberance found on their previous releases. The band has toured nearly non-stop since the release of Down in Heaven, both inside and outside of the U.S., and there is nothing like a Twin Peaks show in the Midwest. Twin Peaks’ music allows them to travel far and wide, and there is a special energy that accompanies coming home.

As your resident Twin Peaks show veteran, here are a couple gems to look out for it if you make it to the show. For me, watching Colin Croom switch between his keyboard, guitar, and whatever other instruments he happens to pick up throughout the course of the night is always a highlight. Song-wise, “Walk to the One You Love” might sneak up on you with its sneakily emotional message, and “Making Breakfast” — from 2014’s Wild Onion — is sure to bring the house down. To this end, the ability to seamlessly combine new material and old favorites within a set makes Twin Peaks stand out among my favorite live performers. Cadien James and Clay Frankel lead the vocals for the majority of their songs, so when Jack Dolan or Croom take charge, pay attention, because you are in for something special. And try not to forget about Connor Brodner holding it down on the drums in the back.

Like their musical career in general, Twin Peaks shows tend to be non-stop from the first note on. It might be the end of the tour, but if the band can keep their stamina up for nearly six years of touring and recording, an 11-stop tour is certainly not enough to slow them down. Twin Peaks are joined by fellow Chicagoans Post Animal on their “Ringin’ in the spring” mini-tour and are sure to be welcoming spring loudly and joyfully for all to hear.

Twin Peaks will be playing at the Majestic Theater in Madison on Saturday, May 11.

Twin Peaks will be “Ringin’ in the spring” at the Majestic Theater on Saturday, May 11. The five-piece band concludes their spring tour with Post Animal here in Madison, and it is the perfect opportunity to shake off those winter blues (and those finals week blues, too).

 

It is always best to seek advice from the experts, and I consider myself an expert on Twin Peaks. I have been fortunate to see them perform six times in four different cities, and they never disappoint. Twin Peak’s brand of energetic garage-rock translates into unforgettable live shows. Their concerts are nothing short of cathartic, and they will have you dancing, singing, and emoting along with them until the end of the night. With the unmeasurable amount of energy Twin Peaks invest in their live shows, it is hard to imagine how they deliver consistently great performances for weeks on end. Somehow, they do, and there doesn’t seem to be any sign that they will be stopping anytime soon.

Born of Chicago’s DIY scene, Twin Peaks have been consistently creating music since their 2013 debut. The band’s three original members performed together in high school, and their chemistry onstage is undeniable. Since then, the group produced three full length albums, a live album, and a collection of singles released at the end of 2017. Their most recent full-length, Down in Heaven, reflects the band member’s maturity without sacrificing any of the hard-rocking, head banging exuberance found on their previous releases. The band has toured nearly non-stop since the release of Down in Heaven, both inside and outside of the U.S., and there is nothing like a Twin Peaks show in the Midwest. Twin Peaks’ music allows them to travel far and wide, and there is a special energy that accompanies coming home.

As your resident Twin Peaks show veteran, here are a couple gems to look out for it if you make it to the show. For me, watching Colin Croom switch between his keyboard, guitar, and whatever other instruments he happens to pick up throughout the course of the night is always a highlight. Song-wise, “Walk to the One You Love” might sneak up on you with its sneakily emotional message, and “Making Breakfast” — from 2014’s Wild Onion — is sure to bring the house down. To this end, the ability to seamlessly combine new material and old favorites within a set makes Twin Peaks stand out among my favorite live performers. Cadien James and Clay Frankel lead the vocals for the majority of their songs, so when Jack Dolan or Croom take charge, pay attention, because you are in for something special. And try not to forget about Connor Brodner holding it down on the drums in the back.

Like their musical career in general, Twin Peaks shows tend to be non-stop from the first note on. It might be the end of the tour, but if the band can keep their stamina up for nearly six years of touring and recording, an 11-stop tour is certainly not enough to slow them down. Twin Peaks are joined by fellow Chicagoans Post Animal on their “Ringin’ in the spring” mini-tour and are sure to be welcoming spring loudly and joyfully for all to hear.

Twin Peaks will be playing at the Majestic Theater in Madison on Saturday, May 11.