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The Whigs to perform at Capone’s on Wednesday

Published: Sunday, February 9, 2014

Updated: Sunday, February 9, 2014 23:02

Are you looking for a way to relieve some stress or forget about organic chemistry this week? Or perhaps you want to expand your musical taste.

Maybe you just need an excuse to get off campus.

If so, you may want to head downtown to Capone’s this Wednesday to see The Whigs perform.

Originating from Athens, Ga., this garage rock band have been successful enough to have appeared multiple times on late-night television shows hosted by David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon. The Whigs have also toured globally with Kings of Leon, The Black Keys and Drive-By Truckers.

The band consists of lead singer and guitarist Parker Gispert, drummer Julian Dorio and bassist Timothy Deaux.

The group was formed in 2002 by Gispert, Dorio and original bassist Hank Sullivant.

Although Gispert and Dorio both lived in Atlanta and attended the same school, they did not begin playing together until they were both students at the University of Georgia.

In their early days, they played gigs in Athens and then organized monthly performances in New York.

Before long, they were playing alongside bands like Drive-By Truckers and The Killers.

Sullivant left the band in 2006 to pursue a solo project, and in 2007 the remaining members recruited bass player Timothy Deaux.

In 2006, The Whigs were named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “10 Artists to Watch.”

Earlier studio albums include “Give ’Em All a Big Fat Lip,” “Mission Control,” “In the Dark” and “Enjoy the Company.”

They recently finished recording their fifth album “Modern Creation,” which is set to release April 22 and will be followed by national touring.

The Whigs, as well as This Mountain and Amythyst Kia, will be performing at Capone’s this Wednesday at 8 p.m.

 

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