Duling Hall Gets Strange

by Erin Crosby

arts and life editor

Strange Names is a trio that combines indie-pop with a techno sound. Their music is hypnotizing and super intriguing. Their catchy lyrics will keep you listening to song after song even if you have not heard of them before.

They will be coming to Duling Hall on Friday, Nov. 6, hitting the stage at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10-15 with a three dollar upcharge for people under age 21. It is sure to be a great evening, especially since the Fondren district offers many pre-concert restaurants such as Pig & Pint, Café Ole and Babalu.

Strange Names is originally from Minnesota, but based out of the Brooklyn area these days. The trio consists of keyboardist Liam Benzvi, guitarist Francis Ximenez, and, the most recent addition, drummer Fletcher Aleckson. The indie-pop band recently signed with Frenchkiss Records and recorded its debut album “Use Your Time Wisely,” which came out earlier this year. This album comes after an initial self-titled EP that was released in 2012.

Emily Guntharp, a freshman here at Millsaps, says that the band is “unique and interesting. I can’t wait to see them live! I love their song ‘Neighborhood’ and seeing it live with my friends will be so much fun!”

Strange Names has been on tour for most of this fall season, and their the band’s stop in Jackson is just one of many that it will make this season., This show should be full of entertaining music with a unique sound. The indie pop aspects of Strange Names’ music combined with techno characteristics will capture audiences. Since Fondren is just a walk away, there would be no reason not to attend the Strange Names concert!

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