Foster the People at Stage AE (CPs Mon., 9/8/14)

1) Indie pop rockers Foster the People, touring in support of their latest album, Supermodel, roll into the Burgh tonight to wake up a sleepy Monday night. The Foster in Foster the People is  Mark Foster (vocals, piano, keyboards, percussion, synthesizers, guitar, and programming). He was kicking around L.A. trying to land some music gigs while also working as a commercial jingle writer when he started the band in 2009.  Joining him in the endeavor were Jacob “Cubbie” Fink (bass, backing vocals) and Mark Pontius (drums, percussion). The advertising experience seems to have given Foster insights into what markets want, as evidenced by the success of the songs “Coming of Age” and “Pumped Up Kicks,” with its nice bass grooves, synth sounds, and melodic vocals. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Velvet Teen opens. Stage AE, 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.

2) Opening in theaters this past weekend and now showing is The Identical. Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta star in this Depression-era story about identical twin brothers separated at birth—one going on to look and sing a lot like Elvis … the other trying hard to make his preacher father love him. Check Fandango for times at your local movie house.

3) Check out new and established talent at one of the city’s best open stage nights, Club Cafe’s AcoustiCafeThe host of tonight’s supportive and friendly event is Chris Hannigan. No cover. 7 p.m. 56 – 58 S. 12th St., South Side.

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