By Lara Mondae

With the Cage the Elephant show coming up June 7th at The UIC Pavilion, I want to share with you 3 bands that Matt Shultz (lead singer of CTE) suggested I check out. I met him at the recent 93XRT Wild Belle show at the Metro. After connecting on a band that we both favor called “Let’s Wrestle,” he gave me a list of 3 other bands he thought I might like. I thought I’d share all 4 bands with you.

Let’s Wrestle is an English indie rock band based in London. With three records out, they had me on the initial release “In the Court of the Wrestling Let’s” (2009). I’m also a fan of the 2014 release “Let’s Wrestle”.

My two favorite “Let’s Wrestle” songs. I wonder if Matt would agree?

Morning Teleportation is a psychedelic rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky. This video of “Expanding Anyway” is lovely, sit back and relax for this one.

Sleeper Agent was a band from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Their debut album, Celabrasion, was released on September 27, 201. Rolling Stone magazine noted the group as a “band to watch” prior to the LP’s release.

Manchester Orchestra is an American indie rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2004.

Cage the Elephant’s 4th record “Tell me I’m Pretty” is produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and The Arcs. The Arcs will be playing at Lollapolooza this year July 28th-31st, taking place in Chicago’s Grant Park.

“Cigarette Daydreams” is my favorite CTE song watch here:

The Arcs “Stay In My Corner”


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