Car Seat Headrest, Stef Chura, Pool Holograph

Sat Jul 16 2016

9:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

$12 (advance), $15

Ages 21+

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A little Pifchfork Aftershow action for ya punks! WILL TOLEDO, the singer/songwriter/visionary of CAR SEAT HEADREST, is adept at both writing banger/anthem catch phrases and more complex, rarely found lyrics having developed both over the course of his eleven college-recorded Bandcamp albums and his retrospective collection last fall, Teens of Style. With Teens of Denial, his first real "studio" album with an actual band, TOLEDO moves from bedroom pop to something approaching classic-rock grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal) narrative ambitions, with nods to the CARS, PAVEMENT, JONATHAN RICHMOND, WIRE, AND WILLIAM ONYEABOR. 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. Now stationed in Detroit, her sounds continue to develop, with new songs emphasizing fingerpicked guitar, meditative repetition and 90s-leaning lite grunge modes. 

 

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  • Car Seat Headrest

    Car Seat Headrest

    Indie Rock

    His name is Will Toledano, and it is a beardless young man torso.

  • Stef Chura

    Stef Chura

    Pop

    Stef Chura's debut studio album, Messes (out 1/27 on Urinal Cake Records), is born of her years of experience playing around the Detroit, Michigan underground, setting up DIY shows in the area, and moving around the state-nearly 20 times. "Right when it starts to feel like home / It's time to go," she sings literally on its opening cut, "Slow Motion," a twisty, dim-lit guitar pop song where she curls and stretches every word. There are worlds of emotion in the ways Chura pronounces phrases with twang and grit, alternatingly full of despair, playfulness, and abandon. Chura calls her music "emotional collage," eschewing start-to-finish storylines in favor of writing intuitively about feelings, drawing from experiences and references related to a certain sentiment.

    Through intricate guitar work and warm, textured production, Messes finds her trying to make sense of life's ups and downs. "It's about emotional mess, not physical mess," Chura says. "The title track is about knowing that you are going to do something the wrong way, but you're doing it anyway because you want that experience. I've had to do a lot of things the wrong way in order to figure out how to live my life."

  • Pool Holograph

    Pool Holograph

    Pop

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Car Seat Headrest, Stef Chura, Pool Holograph

Sat Jul 16 2016 9:00 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Car Seat Headrest, Stef Chura, Pool Holograph
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$12 (advance), $15 Ages 21+

A little Pifchfork Aftershow action for ya punks! WILL TOLEDO, the singer/songwriter/visionary of CAR SEAT HEADREST, is adept at both writing banger/anthem catch phrases and more complex, rarely found lyrics having developed both over the course of his eleven college-recorded Bandcamp albums and his retrospective collection last fall, Teens of Style. With Teens of Denial, his first real "studio" album with an actual band, TOLEDO moves from bedroom pop to something approaching classic-rock grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal) narrative ambitions, with nods to the CARS, PAVEMENT, JONATHAN RICHMOND, WIRE, AND WILLIAM ONYEABOR. 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. Now stationed in Detroit, her sounds continue to develop, with new songs emphasizing fingerpicked guitar, meditative repetition and 90s-leaning lite grunge modes.