Wilderado, an indie-rock band previously based in Los Angeles, is relocating its home base to Tulsa and will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at The Vanguard, 222 N. Main St.
Wilderado’s lineup includes Tulsa natives Max Rainer and Justin Kila. Time spent in Los Angeles was necessary to get the band off the ground, according to a news release, but the goal was always to be in Tulsa and contribute to the music culture and growth of the city.
“As a kid growing up in Tulsa, I always just wanted to be a part of the music scene in Tulsa,” Rainer said in a news release. “I love it here. We’re coming home for one reason — this is where we want to be.”
Managed by the UK label Ignition Management, the band is in the midst of a debut tour that was launched May 1. An EP, “Favors,” is being released May 25.
The news release said 2017 was a break-out year for the band (14 million Spotify streams, 350,000 monthly Spotify listeners). The release said television series “Lethal Weapon,” “Limitless,” “The Good Fight” and the movie “Tully” feature Wilderado tunes.
— Jimmie Tramel, Tulsa World