Stef Chura / Richard Album & The Singles / Pledge Drive
Thursday, May 04, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Hailing from Alpena, MI but eventually wandering downstate, STEF CHURA began writing songs in high school before diving into the world of basement shows, dive bars and DIY touring. Though she's been involved in various bands, when presenting her own songs (solo or backed by friends) STEF'S music is by turns foggy and obtuse or emotionally blunt, heavy lines delivered in a sweet mumble or a softly sinister howl. CHURA opened that bonkers CAR SEAT HEADREST Pitchfork Aftershow back in July 2016 and released her killer debut LP, Messes, on Urinal Cake Records this past January. She's been on the road ever since, touring it with the likes of PRIESTS and SAD13, and continuing to develop her sound, with new emphasis on fingerpicked guitar, meditative repetition and 90s-leaning grunge modes.