Idiot Glee, Yawn, Riites

Fri May 24 2013

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Subterranean

2011 W. North Ave Chicago, IL 60647

Ages 17+

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Idiot Glee / Yawn / Riites

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  • Idiot Glee

    Idiot Glee

    Pop

    After extensive national and international touring in support of his debut album, Paddywhack, Idiot Glee has returned with a brand-new EP of homemade pop called Life Without Jazz!
    Borrowing his name from a Brian Eno quote about the ecstatic emotional surge one gets from creative accomplishment, Idiot Glee (Kentuckian James Friley) quickly struck a chord with fans around the globe who fell in love with his sound. While he employs mainly electronic instruments like synthesizers and samplers, his music is far from what you might call electronic. Preferring to play his songs live rather than just sing over sequences is a central reason why his songs are so organic and soulful. His classically-trained hands and sharp musical intuition are as much a part of his sound as his vocals or gear. The songs shine whether he goes his usual solo route, with a band, or on a grand piano, where the tunes are still just as stunning even when stripped down to their bare essences.
    When he’s not touring and playing shows as Idiot Glee, James stays extremely busy in his hometown of Lexington. He co-owns a record label (Hop Hop), books shows in town as part of Lexington Lexington, plays bass in Street Gnar, DJs on the radio at WRFL and is also a member of the Resonant Hole collective. Throw in composing soundtracks and performing his solo piano improvisations and it’s difficult to imagine when he has time to write new material.
    After a steady diet of Fleetwood Mac, Roxy Music, Scott Walker, and Harry Nilsson, Idiot Glee’s new songs have become more adventurous and stylistically varied (he’s currently working on a record replacing keyboards with guitars and piano) but still retain the heart-melting harmonies that seem to just spill out of his mouth effortlessly. These are songs for the lonely but still hopeful, for the homesick people yearning for the comforts of home, and for future lovers locking eyes across the club for the very first time.

  • Yawn

    Yawn

    Pop

    The four members of YAWN come from the underbelly of Chicago, with roots in neighborhoods like Little Lebanon, Baghdad Row, and Polski Park. Having grown up together both figuratively and literally, their hearts remain embedded in trash but their dreams of success run deeper than the cold waters of Lake Michigan. 

    As young lads in a previous band, the members of YAWN made their way to the lush forests of Germany for the Taubertal Open Air Fest in summer '07. After pissing away their earnings hiring overpriced producers, YAWN learned a pivotal lesson: thine production lies within thine self. Moreover, they learned the valuable ethos of DIY. 

    Suddenly, their universe expanded! The scallywags began crafting a new sound, one more aligned with the eclectic textures of Brian Eno, Aphex Twin and Yeasayer: a solid, badass rock core adorned with rich vocal harmonies, vintage world samples and atmospheric digital layers. Leaving their former hoods and setting up shop in Wicker Park, they recorded new material in their basement. The DIY revelation led to the creation of "YAWN," a 5-song e.p. that combines the poppiness of Phoenix with the complex lush layerings of Yeasayer and the creativeness of Unicorns. 

    This e.p. somehow ended up in the hands of the agents responsible for booking the Fader Fort at SXSW in Austin, who invited YAWN to showcase their live set in 2010. Having only played a few shows around Chicago up until this point, YAWN was able to blow the roof off the Fader Fort, allowing word-of-mouth enthusiasm from the lucky attendees to spread across the world when SXSW was over. This dispersion led to favorable reviews from the likes of Pitchfork, NME, and KEXP and inspired adoring fans everywhere to download the free "YAWN" e.p. from www.yawntheband.com 

  • Riites

    Riites

    Alternative Rock

House Call Entertainment, Inc. Presents!!

Idiot Glee / Yawn / Riites

Fri May 24 2013 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Subterranean Chicago IL
Idiot Glee, Yawn, Riites
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Ages 17+

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