Please join us for a night of music outside in the arts alley (or in the gallery, if it’s raining) at The Modbo and SPQR with local bands Waterbear and Eros and the Eschaton. Friday, May 29th, 8:30 pm. $5 suggested donation. The Modbo is located at 17C East Bijou, 80903. 633-4240. themodbo.com

From solo performances to band collaborations, Waterbear has been brought about through the intention to mix styles, genres, songwriting concepts and talent from different Colorado Springs musicians. United by the songwriting blue prints and vocal work of Kellie Palmblad, Water Bear creates and eclectic and unique sound with passion in the face of an ever changing platform of collaborators. In its current configuration, Waterbear also features the bass, keys, and vocals of Brett Andrus with percussion by Joel Brown.

Eros and the Eschaton is comprised of Kate Perdoni, Adam Hawkins, Alex Koshak, Daniel J. Eaton, and James R. Finch. Weaving magic into shoegaze pop, Eros and the Eschaton are like the proverbial feast before the battle, painting with broad, colorful strokes against an ever-changing backdrop. “Injecting romanticism into dreampop forms… that range from Beach House on a warm day to Jeff Buckley and Ben Gibbard-flavored electric folk” (The Indy), Eros and the Eschaton are making “exquisite dream-gaze that carries you through the cloudspheres of your youth and fills your lungs with the breath of your first love and favorite songsā€¦” (Philip Pledger, Estrangers). Their debut album, recorded in Greensboro, is scheduled for release August 13 on Bar/None Records.