Canasta / Dastardly / Soft Speaker / Secret Colours
Friday, May 13, 2011 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Betta Promotions & The Deli Chicago present a 'Fan Choice For The Best Emerging Artists 2010 Poll' Showcase
Betta Promotions, a "small DIY group of ambitious young adults who strive to help our very talented musician friends" tonight join forces with the Deli Chicago to present a proper Friday night party. We welcome back the musical adventures of CANASTA, a sextet that uses piano, keyboard, violin and trombone to augment the standard rock set-up and craft a more ambitious strain of majestic, ultra-melodic, orchestral pop. Their latest effort, The Fakeout, The Tease and the Breaker features some of the tracks the band supplied to a certain Illinois senator who ran for president a couple years ago. In the words of Loud Loop Press, DASTARDLY's "indie-folk, Americana sound is perfect for a 2010 Hoedown (meaning PBR and cigarettes," and the Hoedown comes to life on their debut LP May You Never… Last month SOFT SPEAKER celebrated the release of their newest effort, I'll Tend Your Garden with us here at the Bottle. Featuring nine tracks of ferocious psychedelic Telecaster jangle and dense grooves of reverb, the band's LP that lives up to JIM DEROGATIS' claim that SOFT SPEAKER was "his favorite discovery" in 09. Called by NYLON, "BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE on Prozac," SECRET COLOURS channel late 60s psychedlia, 90s newgaze and driving, bucolic, no frills rock into an original sound all their own.