Chad VanGaalen, Un Blonde, Pool Holograph

Sat Dec 2 2017

9:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

$12 (advance), $15

Ages 21+

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From the beautiful mind of CHAD VANGAALEN comes Light Information. The creative polymath’s sixth album will be released via Sub Pop worldwide on September 8th.

While alienation has always been a theme of VanGaalen’s music, Light Information draws on a new kind of wisdom–and anxiety–gained as he watches his kids growing up. “Being a parent has given me a sort of alternate perspective, worrying about exposure to a new type of consciousness that’s happening through the internet,” he says. “I didn’t have that growing up, and I’m maybe trying to preserve a little bit of that selfishly for my kids."

Light Information features the standouts “Old Heads” [listen on Spotify], “Pine & Clover,” and Mind Hijacker’s Curse.” As always, VanGaalen wrote, played, and produced all of the music on the album and designed the cover art. Light Information emerged from the experimental instruments that fill VanGaalen’s Calgary garage studio. Among them is a beloved Korg 770 monosynth, which VanGaalen coveted for years before fixing one up and devoting a lot of recent energy to recording “duets” with it. One of these, “Prep Piano and 770,” is the lone instrumental on Light Information, more atmosphere and chord bursts than the rest of the album’s hooky rock narrative.

UN BLONDE is the creative alter ego of Montreal based man of many musical talents, Jean-Sebastian Audet. Through a rippling variety of multi-instrumentals, UN BLONDE releases tracks that have the underlining sounds of alternative rock mixed with avant-garde contemporary rhythms and hints of soul. The melodies have an enlightening effect to them, the lyrics soft and intimate, always giving the feeling that UN BLONDE knows something we don’t but is willing divulge. His latest album Good Will Come to You, released mid last year, is twenty-one songs strong and stocked full of some of Jean-Sebastian’s most interesting work yet. It was quietly released under the Egg Paper Factory label for a limited cassette release, later gaining attention and winning Audet a spot on the Polaris music prize list. With loads of personal material at his disposal, UN BLONDE could play for days If he wanted, but we’re happy to settle for one Saturday show. 

Incessant, courageous and uplifting, indie rock group POOL HOLOGRAPH makes the journey to us after their last appearance here in January. Filled with emotion and epic sweeping guitar riffs, their blend of adventure rock is a sure shot method to raise your spirits and your day. Their latest record, Town Quarry, was recorded with local sound engineer extraordinaire Dave Vettraino who has worked with other Chicago powerhouses such as Lala Lala, Melkbelly and Ne-Hi. Veterans of the local DIY scene, we’re excited to bring POOL HOLOGRAPH in our walls to bring new life to their recordings.

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Chad VanGaalen, Un Blonde, Pool Holograph

  • Chad VanGaalen

    Alternative Rock

    Over the last decade or so, Chad VanGaalen has been producing living maps — whether it is in songs, drawings, modified instruments, animations, or performances, CVG is able to transport participants to another world, which might be right under the surface of our own. The Calgary, Alberta inhabitant is always creating. His newest record, Shrink Dust (Flemish Eye), is his fifth full-length record under his own name and was created, in part, to score an animated film he had created. A multi-instrumentalist and avid fan of esoteric instruments, CVG taught himself the pedal steel guitar for his most recent work, which he believes to be a country record inspired by a newfound admiration for the Flying Burrito Brothers and sci-fi mysticism of 1980s graphic novel The Incal.

  • Un Blonde

    Un Blonde

    Soul

    Un Blonde is the solo project of Montreal-based musician, producer, and composer Jean-Sebastian Audet. Over the course of a steady stream of self-produced albums and EPs, he has laid down the framework for a constantly mutating series of musical environments, which forge brilliant connections between hints of contemporary r&b, cubist avant-funk, low-key soul, indie pop, and confessional songwriting. This heady mixture spilled over into 2016's Good Will Come To You, a brilliant, 21-song widescreen presentation of Audet's concepts, which landed him a spot on the Long List for that year's Polaris Music Prize and bolstered his growing reputation as one of the most original interesting and exciting new artists to emerge on the Canadian music scene. Of the material on that record, major music site The Fader opined that “Jean-Sebastian Audet's layered vocal harmonies are transcendent … they seem to guide him from an apartment and into the streets of Montreal, where he finds his own rhythm in the music, as he has always done.”

  • Pool Holograph

    Pool Holograph

    Alternative Rock

    Pool Holograph started as a bedroom recording project for Wyatt Grant as he created lo-fi sketches full of moodiness and slapdash experimentalism. Now as a four-piece band, the group's bouncy guitars and Grant's throaty bellow have the band sitting contently between jangle-pop and brooding post-punk.

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Chad VanGaalen, Un Blonde, Pool Holograph

Sat Dec 2 2017 9:00 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Chad VanGaalen, Un Blonde, Pool Holograph

$12 (advance), $15 Ages 21+

From the beautiful mind of CHAD VANGAALEN comes Light Information. The creative polymath’s sixth album will be released via Sub Pop worldwide on September 8th.

While alienation has always been a theme of VanGaalen’s music, Light Information draws on a new kind of wisdom–and anxiety–gained as he watches his kids growing up. “Being a parent has given me a sort of alternate perspective, worrying about exposure to a new type of consciousness that’s happening through the internet,” he says. “I didn’t have that growing up, and I’m maybe trying to preserve a little bit of that selfishly for my kids."

Light Information features the standouts “Old Heads” [listen on Spotify], “Pine & Clover,” and Mind Hijacker’s Curse.” As always, VanGaalen wrote, played, and produced all of the music on the album and designed the cover art. Light Information emerged from the experimental instruments that fill VanGaalen’s Calgary garage studio. Among them is a beloved Korg 770 monosynth, which VanGaalen coveted for years before fixing one up and devoting a lot of recent energy to recording “duets” with it. One of these, “Prep Piano and 770,” is the lone instrumental on Light Information, more atmosphere and chord bursts than the rest of the album’s hooky rock narrative.

UN BLONDE is the creative alter ego of Montreal based man of many musical talents, Jean-Sebastian Audet. Through a rippling variety of multi-instrumentals, UN BLONDE releases tracks that have the underlining sounds of alternative rock mixed with avant-garde contemporary rhythms and hints of soul. The melodies have an enlightening effect to them, the lyrics soft and intimate, always giving the feeling that UN BLONDE knows something we don’t but is willing divulge. His latest album Good Will Come to You, released mid last year, is twenty-one songs strong and stocked full of some of Jean-Sebastian’s most interesting work yet. It was quietly released under the Egg Paper Factory label for a limited cassette release, later gaining attention and winning Audet a spot on the Polaris music prize list. With loads of personal material at his disposal, UN BLONDE could play for days If he wanted, but we’re happy to settle for one Saturday show. 

Incessant, courageous and uplifting, indie rock group POOL HOLOGRAPH makes the journey to us after their last appearance here in January. Filled with emotion and epic sweeping guitar riffs, their blend of adventure rock is a sure shot method to raise your spirits and your day. Their latest record, Town Quarry, was recorded with local sound engineer extraordinaire Dave Vettraino who has worked with other Chicago powerhouses such as Lala Lala, Melkbelly and Ne-Hi. Veterans of the local DIY scene, we’re excited to bring POOL HOLOGRAPH in our walls to bring new life to their recordings.

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$12.00

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

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