Now, Now has had to wait, wait for fame
With fame comes torture.
Cacie Dalager of Now, Now (formerly Now, Now Every Children) is used to singing as the warm-up band, but things are looking up — except when they're not.
Now, Now and The Lonely Forest double-headline a show Friday at The Highdive, 51 E. Main St., C. Earlier this year, Now, Now joined To Write Love on Her Arms's Heavy and Light U.S. tour.
The band was en route from Kansas to Colorado during a recent interview, sharing a 12-passenger van with The Lonely Forest.
Dalager said that Now, Now has paid its dues on tours and looks forward to a summer off to write and record.
So far, the band's biggest brush with greatness has been a recent appearance on Jimmy Fallon's show.
The Minneapolis indie band features Dalager on vocals, guitar and keyboard; Bradley Hale on drums and backing vocals; and Jess Abbott on guitar and vocals.
Hale and Dalager met in high school at 15 and have never stopped writing together.
"Seven years ago, we started releasing EPs, and about three years ago we added Jess because she was writing parts for the guitar that fit so well with us," Dalager said.
Together, they have now learned that the price of fame is lots of sitting.
They made their network television premiere on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," performing "Threads" for the show and another song for Web release.
Before their first 10 minutes of on-air fame, they waited more than seven hours in the green room. And they arrived at the studio two hours before that, Dalager says.
The singer, who has an infectious laugh, described the wait to perform as "the scariest non-life threatening thing that ever happened to me."
After a brief soundcheck, Dalager and his band mates had nothing to do but fret for hours.
"I was legitimately hyperventilating," she said. They were allowed to leave the green room but chose not to.
Then, within 15 minutes at most, the entire thing was over.
With cameras all around, Fallon had come up behind her, and she says she blankly smiled at him for about a minute.
"Everyone was laughing at me because they knew I was totally panicked," she said.
More information is at http://nownowband.com/.
If you go
What: Now, Now and The Lonely Forest with That's No Moon in concert, presented by WPCD 88.7-FM
When: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday (doors open at 6:30)
Where: The Highdive, 51 E. Main St., C
Tickets: $12 in advance online; $14 at the door
More info: thehighdive.com/calendar/now-now-the-lonely-forest/