Luther to present SIRES with Halfloves

SIRES and Halfloves, two Iowa-based indie rock bands, are bringing their modern sounds to the Luther College campus for a one-night-only concert event. Luther Student Activities Council invites the community to come enjoy the performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Marty's in the lower level of Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.

Tickets for the event, sponsored by SAC Spotlight, are $8 at the door.

SIRES has played around the United States, headlined a tour in Japan and appeared at music festivals such as Gentlemen of the Road and 80/35. The group has also opened for Mumford & Sons, of Montreal and Mac DeMarco and shared festival stages with Deerhunter, Wavves and other modern indie rock acts.

BuzzFeed says the Waterloo trio's sound "harkens back to the days of 50s love songs, 60s harmony-laden tracks and 80s power pop. All with a modern flair a la Vampire Weekend."

Halfloves, having played with acts such as Titus Andronicus, Foxygen and Misterwives, is considered one of the best young bands in Iowa. According to the Ames Tribune, the five-piece from Iowa City is "an excellent indie rock band capable of weaving tones together into a bright, rocking and melodic dose of pure pop."

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