/ The Paulina Howlers / Coat
Saturday, May 12, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
- Saturday, May 12, 2012 11:00 PM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
ORSO (ex Rex, HiM, Califone)
Orso is a US-based band formed in 1996 and led by Phil Spirito of Rex, HiM (US), Loftus, and Califone featuring Brian Deck of Red Red Meat and Ben Massarella of Califone. The musical style is self-described as "orchestrated folk weirdness"; their songs, which feature prominent banjo parts, also feature experimental sounds.
Paulina Hollers play Appalchian Stringband music. Formed by Jim Becker of Califone and Lea Tshilds in 1996 in Chicago, IL. Still in Chicago.
COAT is the musical project of Chicagoan Libby Reed (Fruit Bats, oRSo, Bevel). Using rich vocal harmonies and an eclectic combination of instruments (cello, air organ, keyboards, electric guitar), Reed stitches together the small unnoticeable sentiments of life into one large sonic quilt. The songs are unconventional but easily digested, a mesh of nerves that become more and more cohesive with each spin. These are pop songs at their core, but with pulsing rhythms and layers of vocals that at once reveal her past influences and point towards new compositional styles from all corners of the world. It's a combination that produces new song shapes and sizes that are uniquely Reed's.