Friko, a trio that’s cemented itself as a stalwart in the Chicago music scene, is frontman Niko Kapetan, bassist Luke Stamos, and drummer Bailey Minzenberger. Praised by the Chicago Tribune as “perfect slices of indie-pop,” their music is complex and dynamic, flickering between explosive rock, chamber pop, and serene sonics. It becomes even more pronounced in their live performances, where a crowd frenzied by wailing guitars finds itself minutes later collectively holding its breath, enamored by hypnotic strings and Kapetan’s emotive vocals.

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Events featuring Friko

Mar 15, 2023
8:00pm — 8:40pm
Presented by
Academy Fight Songs
Mar 16, 2023
8:45pm — 9:30pm
Presented by
Gorilla vs Bear + Luminelle
Mar 17, 2023
9:00pm — 9:40pm
Presented by
Fire Talk Records
Chicago, IL