The Billions / Cowboy Indian Bear / Joshu
Billions reunion show
Related lawrence.com band pages
If you went, you might have heard
- Hey Girl
- I Finally Know
- In Japan
- Listen To Me
- Millions of Miles
- The Boulevard
- The Reason We Sing
- You Are My Girl
- Saturday, April 18, 2009, 8 p.m.
- The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence
- Cost: $3
- Age limit: All ages
Show starts at 9 p.m. sharp.
Hey, remember the Billions? If you do, kudos. If not, no harm no foul. The Lawrence-via-Topeka band is reuniting for a show tonight after a three-year absence. They were one of our town's best during their time, churning out quirky and endearing pop-rock albums. Favoring influences like The Flaming Lips, The Postal Service, and Starflyer 59, The Billions boasted a songwriting trifecta of Sam Billen, Dan Billen, and Simon Bates. Each author brought a distinct sound into the mix, though the group's blend of sunny melodies, chiming guitars, and lush keyboards always sounded distinctly Billions-esque. Tonight's show will likely be a one-off occasion, making it a special occasion for all people who still remember the words to "In Japan" and "The Boulevard."