Baio, Biyo, Pixel Grip

Wed Nov 29 2017

9:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

$15.00

Ages 21+

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Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio comes out strong with his solo project, BAIO. In his downtime between tours, BAIO began to explore his own personal musical stylings in an effort to create an individual voice away from the band. His efforts have crafted a sun-soaked synth-pop dance arrangement that warrants anything but conformity. BAIO sticks out with his sweet summery dance hooks and a pop-heavy hopefulness that reaffirms a worldly optimism that’s useful to be reminded of. Contrasting that upbeat sound, BAIO makes sure to deliver a message within his songs detailing the darker side of life. Reeling you in with sweetness and squeezing you out with a down-trodden sense of existence. We here at the Bottle are always up for a good slap in the face of reality. 

Minimal R&B electronic duo BIYO hop on board with their brand of down-tempo club music including elements of warped synth work and falsetto vocals over prominently mixed rhythms. Surprisingly based in Nashville, BIYO just released Fantasies, a synth-heavy late-night head nodder via Australian independent label Future Classic. A perfect pair with BAIO to ensure a blissful night of exploring the dance floor with fellow Chicagoans. 

Self described as "goth-disco," Pixel Grip, uses arpeggiated modular synths and propelling drums to create a sinister, yet playful sound that propels the listener to uncontrollably pound along to the rhythms. Imagine your heart looped through an overdrive pedal and every time it beats, you're carried deeper and deeper into the crystalline cavernous outreaches of your dreams and subconscious. This is just their second time playing at the Bottle and we're ready to take that ride all over again, baby.

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Baio, Biyo, Pixel Grip

  • Baio

    Baio

    Indie Rock

    This summer Baio released his sophomore solo album ‘Man of the World’ via Glassnote Records. The follow up to his debut album ‘The Names‘Man of the World’ was written and recorded in Brixton, London by Chris Baio over the course of the past year. Co-produced by John Foyle and mixed by Bruce Lampcov (Bryan Ferry, The The), the album is a body of work that addresses themes of alienation, paranoia, and political will to power that are belied by airy melodies and a crystalline pop sheen.

    One of his post poignant albums to date, both fans and critics have continuously pointed out the music’s unique ability to balance feelings of angst and apprehension with those of hope and optimism. Over the past few months Baio sat down with Billboard, The 405, VMAN, Relixand more to discuss how ‘Man of the World’ and its undeniable themes came to be.

    The albums’ lead single PHILOSOPHY! is a deceptively buoyant break up song built on an irresistible groove that chronicles a terminal failure of communication. Upon release in May long time Baio supporters such as Pitchfork, NME, DIY, Stereogum and Baeble excitedly covered the track release which was deemed an “instant indie classic” by Wonderland Magazine and “a quirky indie funk treat that will get your hips moving and your shoulders shimmy-ing” by Acid Stag.

    The track soon after received a video treatment from Dan Navetta who combined playfulness and sophistication to bring Baio’s lyrics, melody and vision to life. Featuring Baio’s signature dance moves and white suit, musical skeletons, spinning globes and close up frames, the video works to induce feelings of hopefulness in an otherwise uncertain and frenetic world.

    Chris Baio is also the bass player for Grammy Award winning band, Vampire Weekend.

     

     

  • Biyo

    Biyo

    Downtempo

  • Pixel Grip

    Pixel Grip

    Music

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Baio, Biyo, Pixel Grip

Wed Nov 29 2017 9:00 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Baio, Biyo, Pixel Grip

$15.00 Ages 21+

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio comes out strong with his solo project, BAIO. In his downtime between tours, BAIO began to explore his own personal musical stylings in an effort to create an individual voice away from the band. His efforts have crafted a sun-soaked synth-pop dance arrangement that warrants anything but conformity. BAIO sticks out with his sweet summery dance hooks and a pop-heavy hopefulness that reaffirms a worldly optimism that’s useful to be reminded of. Contrasting that upbeat sound, BAIO makes sure to deliver a message within his songs detailing the darker side of life. Reeling you in with sweetness and squeezing you out with a down-trodden sense of existence. We here at the Bottle are always up for a good slap in the face of reality. 

Minimal R&B electronic duo BIYO hop on board with their brand of down-tempo club music including elements of warped synth work and falsetto vocals over prominently mixed rhythms. Surprisingly based in Nashville, BIYO just released Fantasies, a synth-heavy late-night head nodder via Australian independent label Future Classic. A perfect pair with BAIO to ensure a blissful night of exploring the dance floor with fellow Chicagoans. 

Self described as "goth-disco," Pixel Grip, uses arpeggiated modular synths and propelling drums to create a sinister, yet playful sound that propels the listener to uncontrollably pound along to the rhythms. Imagine your heart looped through an overdrive pedal and every time it beats, you're carried deeper and deeper into the crystalline cavernous outreaches of your dreams and subconscious. This is just their second time playing at the Bottle and we're ready to take that ride all over again, baby.

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