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Post-punk, progressive rock artist Filip Herbst in DeKalb Jan. 7
Rockford post-punk/progressive rock artist Filip Herbst will perform at The House Café in DeKalb, Ill., beginning at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7. Herbst’s music is recommended for fans of bands such as Radiohead and Queen.
From the Serbian folk and gypsy sounds of his homeland to a dramatic touch that comes from his many musical theater roles, from his roots playing in punk bands during the late ’90s to his later studies as a classical guitarist, Herbst weaves the disparate sounds of experience into convincing tapestry of literary rock.
Having released five independent EPs with various backing bands, Herbst’s multi-instrumental talents now team up with the artful and virtuosic drumming of Sam Campbell on Radio Trash. The result is a dynamic album that reaches through a netherworld of psychedelic textures, all the while rooted in an earthy punk rock foundation.
While he now studies music composition under a graduate assistantship at Southern Illinois University, Herbst has also studied creative writing, literature, theater, music performance and philosophy during his undergraduate years.
The House Café is at 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, Ill. The club can be reached at (815) 787-9547.
From the Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013, issue