Wisconsin band to perform at House

By Haley Galvin

DeKALB — The Red Flags, a rock ’n’ roll band from Wisconsin, is coming to DeKalb, bringing original songs and showcasing their passion for music.

The Red Flags will be performing 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.

The Red Flags started their musical journey in 2014 in Janesville, Wisconsin, performing and writing their own music. The band was formed by brothers Gabe Wilson and Jonah Wilson, the guitar player and dummer, respectively. Gabe said they felt it was their fate to start a band because they grew up in a family of musicians. Their style is a heavier rock sound influenced by Rage Against the Machine.

“Our songs are evolving, and we write as a unit,” Jonah said. “Over the years, our song-writing abilities have really excelled. We are taking our theme and running with it.”

Jonah said they each share an equal part in the collaborative effort, which helps make their music unique and special to them. The band released their single “Basement Nasty” March 28 on YouTube, and the band will be releasing a four-song EP titled “Mi Casa” in October.

“Our main goal is to shock people,” Gabe said. “I don’t want to go onstage and just play the songs. I want to be more than that. I want there to be a passion in all of us and our music.”

Miles Mapes, head talent buyer of Convertible Productions at The House, said The Red Flags are opening for Charlie Haley and the Band, who frequent The House.

“Everyone falls under that category of lighter and melodic rock,” Mapes said.

The Red Flags have started to perform more shows in Illinois, and Jonah said they are very excited to be performing at The House. He said they are excited to bring their music to the locals of DeKalb and perform for the great turnout The House has.