The Districts and Deeper
The three childhood friends who formed the Districts in rural Pennsylvania made their recorded debut in 2012 with Telephone, a somewhat raw working-class rock album that proved popular enough to get them signed to left-of-bigtime record label Fat Possum. Working with A-list producer John Congleton (who also fronts the Paper Chase) resulted in A Flourish and a Spoil, which took them around the world for various multiband tours and festival gigs. They’ve gone positively Angels and Airwaves on their Popular Manipulations album, which is full of blood-pumping, fist-thumping anthems sure to get the Casbah crowd shouting along on January 21. The bill includes Chicago indie rockers Deeper, whose 26-minute debut album was released earlier this year.