Minor Characters (Acoustic)
/ Anti Beyond / Justin Jahnke / Arthi Meera
Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
- Friday, May 25, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
It's a very special acoustic show!
Minor Characters have developed a sound that is both unique and familiar, reminiscent of favorite ‘60’s folk tunes and drawing inspiration from influences such as Radiohead and The Beatles. Each band member brings years of experience to the group, and each of their musical backgrounds contribute to elements of the band’s blended sound.
Anti Beyond is a fresh sound on the Chicago scene. Drawing on influences ranging from The Decemberists to Drake to pop philosophy, Anti Beyond hopes to create a unique musical experience for each listener. The backbone of the project, singer/songwriter Andrew Masters, is enthralled by the way things change over time. With the project's first EP, "Closet Space," to be released in late May 2012, he hopes to capture the feeling of watching his closet fill with memories during his formative years.
From here on out, Justin Jahnke no longer writes his bios in third person. I am Justin Jahnke, a 32 year old songwriter and guitar player, born and bred in Louisiana. I cut my teeth playing in cover bands at fraternity parties when I was but a pup. Aside from learning many Lynyrd Skynyrd covers, that experience taught me the value of original music. Those days long passed, I've now released seven albums of my own music with the eighth on the way. The music I make now is a darkly romantic take on Americana influenced soul, catchy, swirling pop, perfect for a moonlight adventure in a rusty El Camino. At Township I'll be letting the songs roam free and performing them off the cough, solo, which should make for many engaging twists, turns and shouts.
Arthi Meera is a Chicago-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her songs, described as "pop lullabies," are at once dark and sweet, her voice hypnotic and alluring. After hitting the open mic circuit in Chicago, Arthi found a supportive community of artists encouraging her to record her first songs, which resulted in her self-titled debut album in 2006. In 2007 Arthi relocated to Los Angeles to collaborate with her brother, Anand Subramanian. Their efforts culminated in the formation of their band, Fair and Kind, and the recording of their critically beloved debut album, A Little Past Twilight, with producer Jamie Seyberth (Hot Hot Heat, The Autumns). Fair and Kind was named one of 10 Bands to Watch by popular Chicago blog Loud Loop Press. Arthi is currently writing her second solo album and performing around the city.