Making Movies, ÉSSO

Wed May 15 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Subterranean

2011 W. North Ave Chicago, IL 60647

$15.00

Ages 21+

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Making Movies, ÉSSO

  • Making Movies

    Making Movies

    Latin

    Making Movies blends pulsing Afro-Latino rhythms, psychedelic jams and rock ’n’ roll swagger into powerful live performances, full of theatrics and cathartic climaxes. Armed with the ambitious and politically charged 2017 release I Am Another You — “lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year,” NPR raved — and a companion EP, You Are Another Me, the Kansas City band punches out one high-energy song after another. The foursome showcases their Latin American roots, with frontman Enrique Chi incorporating traditional instruments like the Panamanian mejorana alongside electric guitar, or the Chaurand brothers swapping drums and percussion for a dueling zapateado huasteco, a traditional form of dance from Veracruz, Mexico. The band's political idea is straightforward enough that they can express it in four words: “We are all immigrants.”

    “Making Movies is breaking down walls in the United States” - Rolling Stone

    “Lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year” - NPR

    "A pointed social statement from a group who's sound is its own form of protest" – KUTX, Austin

    "[Making Movies] Exaltan la belleza de ser inmigrantes" - Chicago Tribune

    "[Making Movies] Elevate the beauty of being immigrants" - Chicago Tribune

    "On and off stage, Making Movies are deeply invested building and connecting community" - Aengus Finnan Director at Folk Alliance 

    “Making Movies is breaking down barriers for Latinos in the US Heartland” – Remezcla 

    “the band synthesizes what’s happening in ... Latin music better than anyone else out there today.” — MTV 

    “... tough to classify into one genre, which ... makes them that much more appealing.” — CNN 
    en Español 

    "Dizzying yet cohesive, like the soundtrack for some yet un-written film." – American Songwriter Magazin

  • ÉSSO

    ÉSSO

    World Dance

    ÉSSO is the brainchild of Chicago born songwriter and producer Armando Pérez. He curated an inner city big band of rotating members which definitively unsealed an agile sound propelling them to perform for mutli-cultural concerts and festivals alongside Grammy winning artists. 

     

    The group made a splash by invoking polystylistic enthusiasm from the uncompromising urban streets that birthed House music, as well as undeniably potent movements in hiphop, punk rock, and free jazz. Drawing on these raw influences, the Chicago based band effortlessly merge Chicano and Boricua roots music with Cuban son into a rhythmic sancocho filling dance floors and providing ample evidence of Chicago’s presence as a hotbed of diverse new music in the States. 

     

    Their bilingual lyrics bring gusto to the socio-political conversation while adding context to inspired musical compositions and alluring beats. Swirling guitar, brass horns, spoken word and group singing add to their tropical funk outfit with a fearless focused spirit intact. ÉSSO’s foundational versatility has taken the band on tours across the US and into Mexico behind their critically acclaimed releases of original independent music online and on vinyl. This is the soundtrack of rebel streets remixed for the future by its outspoken immigrant youth.

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Kickstand Productions Presents

Making Movies, ÉSSO

Wed May 15 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Subterranean Chicago IL
Making Movies, ÉSSO

$15.00 Ages 21+

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