No Age to Perform at Illinois Wesleyan

April 13, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s Office of Student Activities and WESN 88.1 FM will present the Los Angeles indie rock duo No Age with opener Teaadora Nikolova at Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington) on Friday, April 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.

Admission is free to Illinois Wesleyan students, faculty and staff with I.D., and tickets will be available to the public for $5 at the door.

No Age, which consists of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen, combines elements of 80s hardcore; power pop; indie rock and shoegaze, a subgenre of alternative rock that is distinguished by significant use of guitar effects and indistinguishable vocal melodies blended into the noise of the guitars. Their debut album Nouns, released in 2008, was critically acclaimed by the press, and their 2009 EP Losing Feeling received equal praise. No Age has played at popular music festivals such as Coachella in Indio, Calif., Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain, as well as Lollapalooza and Pitchfork both in Chicago.

Nikolova is a native to the Bloomington-Normal area but has spent a great deal of her musical experience touring the U.S. and Canada. She pairs sound with image in her live performances by creating a landscape behind herself with 16mm or digital films while she plays. Nikolova also puts together the monthly New Month Here, New Music to Hear concert series that draws attention to the Bloominton-Normal music scene.

For additional information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (309) 556-3850.

Contact: Katie Webb ’13, (309) 556-3181