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The Vanguard and Bros. Houligan Present...


with Kevin Devine, The Odyssey
Sun Nov, 26 7:30 pm ( Doors: 6:30 pm )
The Vanguard
All Ages
$18 adv // $20 dos
Additional Info
No backpacks or other large bags will be permitted at entry. If a bag is necessary, we encourage you to carry something the size of a standard fanny pack or clutch. All bags subject to search at entry.

All patrons will be subject to wanding with a metal detector at entry. No weapons, including folding pocket knives, will be allowed to enter the venue. 

No outside drinks or reusable drink containers will be permitted. This includes Camelbak style backpacks. 

No smoking allowed inside venue. We have an open re-entry policy, so you will be permitted to go outside if you would like to smoke during the event. 

Serious songs from goofy people. That’s what you can expect from diverse, Midwest indie-rockers, Motherfolk. What started out as a writing project among two college friends turned into a fully realized band untethered to genres, with an endlessly bright future. 

Composed of Bobby Paver and Nathan Dickerson on vocals and guitar, bassist Clayton Allender, drummer Ethan Wescott, and Karlie Dickerson on keys Motherfolk are not only bandmates, but best friends. The band’s close-knit relationship allows each member to be their most authentic self, leaving every ounce of their souls to be poured into each song and high-energy performance. 

Despite their light-hearted, groovy-rock sound Motherfolk is dedicated to creating a much deeper connection with their fans. They don’t shy away from the taboo, taking on heavy topics with a light heart. The results provide us with music you can dance to, whose impact is felt long after the song has ended.


The band’s quirky friendship and social media posts originally drew fans in, but their connection to the music kept those fans around. Since their formation Motherfolk has been on a steady upward trajectory, amassing well over 5 million Spotify streams on their three studio albums and selling out shows while touring heavily across the United States. 

While COVID-19 halted the band’s year of touring plans, Motherfolk spent the year hard at work, creating and self-producing new music and they came out anew. Late summer 2021 will invigorate fans with new singles adorning the most refreshing and versatile Motherfolk sound to date, leading up to a fall EP release. This next chapter is slated to be the most exciting one yet, don’t miss it!

The Odyssey

The Odyssey creates music for the stargazer. It is meant to feel like a dream come true. The goal is to manifest a feeling rather than just make a sound - it is empowerment inspired by life and all of the emotions that come with the human experience. At times the music is vast and beautiful, and at times it is gritty and charged with emotion; but underneath it all is a sense of hopeful optimism. Using earthy and naturalistic musical tones through guitar, drums, & keys, The Odyssey takes its listener on a journey that acknowledges the ancient art of creating song that is inspired by nature, while also taking advantage of modern technology and tone in a way that reflects what it feels like to be a pioneer in a changing world. It is like taking a familiar vessel to a place unknown. To look into the stars is to look into yourself. The Odyssey is proud of their growing community and recent accomplishments, most notably the release of their debut album, “Saturn,” available now on all streaming platforms!