Acoustic duo Whitney to perform at UU’s Spring Bandersnatch concert

Acoustic duo Whitney to perform at Bandersnatch concert

The concert will open with electronic group SALES and SU singer Charlie Burg on March 28.
Published: March 19, 2018

Chicago-based indie-rock band, Whitney, will be headlining University Union’s Bandersnatch concert March 28. Opening for the band is electronic group SALES and Syracuse University student Charlie Burg.

The acoustic duo Whitney is made up of guitarist Max Kakacek and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich. The roommates turned bandmates formed the band out of their apartment in Chicago. They recorded their first album, Light Upon the Lake, with tape recorders during a trip to San Fernando Valley, California. This method allowed them to focus more on the songs themselves as well as create unrepeatable moments, according to the University Union press release.


Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih, the brains behind SALES, began playing music together when they met in a high school Latin class. The duo released a string of singles online, debuted their self-titled EP in 2014 and were named “Ones to Watch” by Hype Machine. The two have collaborated with electronic producer XXYYXX and also released their self-titled LP in 2016.

SU favorite Charlie Burg is a rising artist from outside of Detroit, Michigan. While pursuing a music career, Burg also maintains a full-time schedule as a student in the music industry program. Burg’s singer/songwriter sensibility and R&B sound pays homage to his early exposure to Detroit Motown from his parents, as well as Weezer, Coldplay and The Strokes. He is planning to release his second EP in early April.

Tickets will be available for students at the box office in Schine Student Center, March 19 at 9:00 a.m for $5. Faculty, staff and the general public may also purchase a max of two tickets for $10 starting March 16 at 12:00 p.m.  Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the show begins at 7:50 p.m.