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Coming Soon to HBG: MisterWives


If you were excited to hear Harrisburg University is bringing Young the Giant to the Forum, but could hardly wait until April, it’s your lucky day. HU announced that the indie-pop band MisterWives will be coming to XL Live in February to hold you over.

Keep the alternative bands coming.

New York-based MisterWives is on the road to support their recent EP, “mini bloom,” which features their hit single “whywhywhy.”

With music so bright, you can almost hear color coming through your headphones. Their first album, “Our Own House,” was released in 2015 and was followed by “Connect the Dots” in 2017, both receiving critical acclaim.

MisterWives has toured internationally and opened for bands such as Panic! at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots and X Ambassadors.

The band reverses the term “sister wives” to play on the fact that lead singer, Mandy Lee, is the only woman in the band with Etienne Bowler on drums, William Hehir on bass, Marc Campbell on guitar, Jesse Blum on keys, trumpet and accordion, and Mike Murphy on the saxophone.

In addition to MisterWives and Young the Giant, the Harrisburg University concert series will bring big names such as Jason Isbell later this month and the Revivalists in March.

Tickets for MisterWives go on sale Dec. 6. To purchase tickets for HU’s concert series, visit

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