It seems every week an incredible shows popping out of the woodwork, and tonight in Fullerton The Devious Means will head to the Commonwealth Lounge (112 East Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton) to play a free concert for a birthday extravaganza. This OC indie-rock quintet have been accumulating a ton of press and a strong fan with their second EP, "Songs We All Are Singing," since it was released last March.
The vocal duo of Rachel Anderson (keyboards) and Christopher Farris (vocals and guitar) have derided comparison to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. There music is danceable, almost a hint of the '80s, and they echo The Killers, The Lumineers and, even sometimes when Anderson untethers her voice, a poor-woman's Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes.
While seeing an up-and-coming band the quality of The Devious Means should be enough of a reason to go see a free concert, the performance will also include Tully James Wilkinson and Young Empress. Tully James Wilkinson is a singer/songwriter from Orange, and the concert is being thrown in honor of his birthday. He's also performed at the OC Music Awards. Plus, Young Empress, another indie-rock quintet from the O.C., will share the stage.
And here's just one more tease for the show: tonight, there's going to be a special guest, and everything that is coming through to our music hotlines -- two tin cans connected with a piece of string -- says this guest is going to be HUGE.
Get a taste of the band below and get your ass out to Fullerton tonight.