Mon Oct 6 2014

9:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Ages 21+

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Brooklyn-based BUKE (byook) & GASE (gace) are Arone Dyer on the "buke" (a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele) and Aron Sanchez on the "gase" (a guitar-bass hybrid of his own creation). Both of them play double duty, mobilizing a small army of foot percussion while filtering their instruments through various pedals, amplifiers and homemade inventions to create a surprisingly complex sound. Dyer's supermelodic vocal lines weave through the beautiful yet unwieldy musical matter, balancing light and dark, calamity and control. Their musical multi-tasking makes for live shows that are visually unexpected and sonically explosive. Both of their dynamic, boundary-pushing albums have been released on THE NATIONAL's Dessner brothers' label, Brassland, and have received critical acclaim from the likes of PitchforkNPR, The New York TimesStereogum, and more. Brooklyn four-piece, PALM, are traveling with BUKE & GASE which is super fortunate for us because it means we get to witness their SONIC YOUTH meets STEREOLAB combination of scuzz and mellowness. Aggressive guitars and drums that always manage to stay behind the music rather than running away from it or falling apart. Opening the show tonight is Chicago's own OSHWA, the brainchild of songwriters ALICIA WALTER and MICHAEL MAC. Intricate guitar licks snuggle up next to WALTER's fearless vocal melodies and their complex rhythm section provides a mountainous backdrop. These kids make some real weird, screamy and trippy unhinged rock that’s surprisingly soulful in all its bizarre glory.

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Buke and Gase / Palm / Oshwa

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  • Buke and Gase

    Buke and Gase

    Alternative Rock

    Brooklyn-based BUKE (byook) & GASE (gace) are Arone Dyer on the "buke" (a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele) and Aron Sanchez on the "gase" (a guitar-bass hybrid of his own creation). Dyer's supermelodic vocal lines weave through the beautiful yet unwieldy musical matter, balancing light and dark.

  • Palm

    Palm

    Indie Rock

    Palm plays rock music backwards. Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt's guitars occupy themselves most often with the pace-keeping work typical of a rhythm section. Meanwhile, Gerasimos Livitsanos' bass and Hugo Stanley's drums perform commentary and reportage from their deeply embedded positions at the front. The band is firmly attached to the physicality of rock, but not as much its tone; their instruments tend to sound like any number of things at any given time.

    None of the members of Palm are formally trained on their instruments. The band formed in 2011 at college in Upstate New York, when high school friends Eve and Kasra met Gerasimos and Hugo. In those early days, the band was just beginning to forge its collective musical identity through experiments in recording and performing live.

    Their first album, Trading Basics (2015), was written in Hudson, NY, a riverside outpost where the group could clarify its intentions outside the direct influence of nearby cultural capitals. That year, the members of Palm relocated to Philadelphia, where they continue to live only a few blocks apart from one another. This proximity has facilitated a level of collaboration necessary for a sound so slippery to remain in the firm grasp of its players.

    On 2017's Shadow Expert EP, they made use of the steady hand granted by a tireless touring schedule, cutting their songs to efficiencies of pop confection without sacrificing the avant-adventurism at the center. The effort was met with praise from such outlets as Pitchfork, Stereogum, Spin, and Tiny Mix Tapes, who likened the sound variously to Stereolab, Slint, Sonic Youth and Broadcast. With Rock Island (2018), Palm excuses the company of these myriad influences with a sly brush of a hand, ushering the listener into a new domain, thrillingly strange for all its familiarity.

  • Oshwa

    Oshwa

    Alternative Rock

    Oshwa is the heart-shaped brain child of songwriters Alicia Walter and Michael Mac. Their intricate guitar licks cross legs with gigantically soulful vocal melodies, driven by Walter’s fearless windpipes. They feed their lush and melodically complex creations to percussionist Jordan Tate and bassist Matthew Noonan who construct a rhythmic backdrop reminiscent of a rigorous game of mountaintop hopscotch. With the product—part visceral animal love song and part algebraic shit-fit—Oshwa challenges your body to dance cerebral.

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Buke and Gase / Palm / Oshwa

Mon Oct 6 2014 9:00 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Buke and Gase, Palm, Oshwa
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Ages 21+

Brooklyn-based BUKE (byook) & GASE (gace) are Arone Dyer on the "buke" (a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele) and Aron Sanchez on the "gase" (a guitar-bass hybrid of his own creation). Both of them play double duty, mobilizing a small army of foot percussion while filtering their instruments through various pedals, amplifiers and homemade inventions to create a surprisingly complex sound. Dyer's supermelodic vocal lines weave through the beautiful yet unwieldy musical matter, balancing light and dark, calamity and control. Their musical multi-tasking makes for live shows that are visually unexpected and sonically explosive. Both of their dynamic, boundary-pushing albums have been released on THE NATIONAL's Dessner brothers' label, Brassland, and have received critical acclaim from the likes of PitchforkNPR, The New York TimesStereogum, and more. Brooklyn four-piece, PALM, are traveling with BUKE & GASE which is super fortunate for us because it means we get to witness their SONIC YOUTH meets STEREOLAB combination of scuzz and mellowness. Aggressive guitars and drums that always manage to stay behind the music rather than running away from it or falling apart. Opening the show tonight is Chicago's own OSHWA, the brainchild of songwriters ALICIA WALTER and MICHAEL MAC. Intricate guitar licks snuggle up next to WALTER's fearless vocal melodies and their complex rhythm section provides a mountainous backdrop. These kids make some real weird, screamy and trippy unhinged rock that’s surprisingly soulful in all its bizarre glory.