INDIO, CA - APRIL 27: Band members from Tilly and the Wall stretch backstage during day 1 of the Coachella Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Field on April 27, 2007 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
I've never had the chance to go to Omaha, Neb., but from what I've gathered over the years, the city is a bit of a music mecca. Thanks in large part to the success of Conor Oberst and his many projects over the years, there is no shortage of bands to satisfy the population's indie-rock needs, and as in many scenes, you'll find that there is a lot of cross pollination between bands and projects.
Such is the case for Tilly & the Wall, with several members having played with Bright Eyes or other known Omaha acts. They have all of the elements of indie cool, including a tap dancer in lieu of a drummer, theatrical performances and costuming. The band has been around for just shy of a decade but if you're a Sirius listener, you've definitely heard them frequently on XMU.
You can catch the band in all its glory at the Casbah for Anti-Monday League. With Y La Bamba and Icky Blossoms rounding out the lineup, you're in for a Monday night treat.
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