Hickory – The City of Hickory’s Sails Original Music Series will feature rock and roll renegades, Super Doppler, on Friday, June 1.  The band is self-described as “bridging melodic psychedelic pop with country-funk grooves, twangy dueling guitars, and a proclivity for layered vocal harmonies” while embracing a “spirited, genre-agnostic ethos.”

Having grown up together in Norfolk, VA, this group of high school buddies turned bandmates includes brothers Michael and Bryan Adkins (guitar and drums, respectively), and fraternal twins Neal and Cole Friedman (keyboards and bass, respectively), alongside long-time comrades Harry Slater (guitar) and Tyler West (percussion).  “With Beatle-esque pop melodies, brother harmonies, and a real nice horn section, this six-piece band will make dancers out of us all!” declares Sails Music Coordinator, Bob Sinclair.

After four years together and with over 500 shows under their belts, the band released their debut record, Moonlight Anthems, under the Super Doppler moniker in June 2017.  Earlier this year, Super Doppler announced their “Super Secret Singles Club,” a monthly digital singles club that will span from February through July 2018.  From SXSW in Austin, TX to the Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, AL, Super Doppler plans to stay busy on the road, touring throughout the continental United States in 2018.

The Sails Original Music Series is able to bring excellent musical entertainment from all over the United States with the help of numerous sponsors.  The presenting sponsor of the series is Lowes Foods, while the Hickory Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau was the premier sponsor for the month of May and The Hickory Wine Shoppe is the premier sponsor for the month of September. Additional sponsors include: Bob Sinclair Music, Larry’s Music & Sound, Pfahlert Creative Labs, Olde Hickory Brewery, and Crowne Plaza.  Media partners include WNNC 1230 AM/WAIZ 63 Big Ways, WNCW 88.7FM, and FOCUS Newspaper.

The show begins at 6:30 pm and audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Olde Hickory Brewery and Shadow Line Vineyard will sell beer and wine in designated areas, and there are a variety of close-by restaurants to patronize.

The Sails Original Music Series will feature live music under the Sails on the Square in Downtown Hickory every Friday evening in June and September, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In the event of rain, the Sails Original Music Series will be held indoors at the Hickory Elks Lodge #1654, located at 356 Main Ave NW.  The City’s Facebook pages and website will be updated with those details, if the event is relocated.

For more information about the Sails Original Music Series and upcoming bands, please visit the Sails Music Series Facebook page – www.facebook.com/SailsMusic.

Super Doppler plays Friday in downtown Hickory