Josh Berwanger Band, Warm Ones, Hawk & Dove, The Red Threads

Wed Oct 23 2013

8:30 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Beat Kitchen

2100 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60618

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    Josh Berwanger could easily be considered a veteran of 
    the rock and roll wars. He first made a name for himself
    as a member of The Anniversary, a seminal Kansas band
    that released two glorious albums (2000’s Designing a
    Nervous Breakdown and 2002’s Your Majesty) and selling
    over 100,000 records before imploding in a breakup of
    Fleetwood Mac-style proportions while attempting to
    tour Japan. Undeterred, Berwanger put together a new
    band—a country-rock outfit called The Only Children--and
    would go on to release two criminally underrated records
    (2004’s Change of Living and 2007’s Keeper of Youth)
    before pulling the plug on that project and taking a job
    doing the next most logical thing possible–coaching high
    school basketball in Lawrence, Kansas.
    Having experienced the highest highs and lowest lows
    involved with chasing his musical dreams for the better
    part of two decades, Berwanger found himself at a
    crossroads—should he finally hang up his guitar for good
    or should he soldier on, pulling together his best tunes
    and working with a group of friends to make the best
    music possible? Luckily, he chose the latter. “There’s this
    part of me that really wants music to be normal again. I
    don’t even know what I mean by that exactly, but I know
    what normal isn’t—designer outfits, fireworks, crazy
    gimmicks. I don’t know how to relate to that. I want to
    make rock and roll. I want to make something honest.”
    Such sentiments make sense coming from a guy who, as
    a child, used his first communion money to buy Motley
    Crue’s Shout At The Devil on cassette. On his new record,
    Strange Stains, Berwanger manages to balance what
    have always been his primary influences—the spirit and
    ethos of classic rock with the kind of pop sensibility and
    knack for hummable melody that made The Anniversary
    such a great band back in their heyday. Tracks like “Time
    Traveler” and “I Can Feel the Moon” rank among some
    of Berwanger’s loveliest (and catchiest) tunes, while
    “Baby Loses Her Mind” is the kind of sing-along jam that
    wouldn’t have been out of place on a classic FM radio playlist.
    For the recording of Strange Stains, Berwanger joined
    forces with old pal (and original drummer for The
    Anniversary) Michael Hutcherson, who brought not
    only brought the rhythm to the record, but a wonderful
    familiarity as well. “Josh and I met in 1996 while playing in
    local Kansas City pop punk bands,” recalls Hutcherson, “I
    am honored to be making music with Josh again. For all
    that’s changed in our lives over the years, we’ve still got
    a symbiotic musical relationship. No questions, no egos,
    just rock and roll.”
    The new record—which also features additional playing 
    from The Breeders’ Jim Macpherson—speaks not only to
    Berwanger’s tenacity as a musician, but also to his sense
    of humor as well. Even though his musical path has been
    strewn with a few left turns (and a couple of cliffs), he has
    always retained his ability to turn lemons into sweet, sweet
    lemonade. Regarding the origins of Strange Stains, he has
    this to say: “I started dating a girl and she said the only
    way she would continue to date me was if I got a job in
    corporate America that involved sitting in a cubicle. I said
    a quick ‘Fuck No’ and instantly started writing this new album.”
    Berwanger’s songs are born out of love, heartbreak, fear
    and frustration. They sound as big and open and honest
    as a Kansas skyline and speak to the struggle, unique to
    someone trying to slug it out in the music business for
    most of their adult life. Berwanger is, any many ways, a
    visceral statement about what it means to keep doing
    what you love—even when it feels like you are doing so
    against all odds. ”It’s an honest and truly sincere rock and
    roll record,” he says. “It’s a record that speaks about love,
    heartbreak, idiots, and continuing to pursue what you love
    to do, no matter how hard that shit is.”
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House Call Entertainment, Inc. Presents!!

Josh Berwanger Band / Warm Ones / Hawk & Dove / The Red Threads

Wed Oct 23 2013 8:30 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Beat Kitchen Chicago IL
Josh Berwanger Band, Warm Ones, Hawk & Dove, The Red Threads
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