Company of Thieves with Sleeper Agent / Kris Gruen

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Wednesday / June 15, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States

Company of Thieves is composed of guitarist Marc Walloch, drummer Chris Faller, and bassist Marcin Sulewski. Their sophomore album, Running from a Gamble, debuted at No. 37 on iTunes overall album charts. Inspired by their diverse influences, including the Beatles, Billie Holliday, Fiona Apple, Radiohead, Elliot Smith, and Nirvana, they inject their triumphant, catchy music with their own energy and soul, making for a deeply dynamic sound that can turn from sweet to searing on a dime. The band has toured with groups like Annuals, OK Go, and the Hold Steady, and along the way played Lollapalooza, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Live From Daryl's House.

Sleeper Agent is a pop rock group that has toured with Cage the Elephant and Biffy Clyro.

It's been a busy year for Vermont-based Kris Gruen. Since the release of his sophomore record, Part of It All, last spring, he's toured up and down the West Coast several times, spent a week performing in Brazil, made his premiere music video for the song "Red Doors," played CMJ and SXSW, is working on a limited edition vinyl release, and is about to embark on a string of dates around the U.S. throughout the summer.