Mon Feb 11 2013

9:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Ages 21+

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MAWRCREST is a Chicago power trio exploring new horizons and journeying through the sonic wasteland in hopes of discovering what defines an “American” band.” Listeners get to experience a band reinterpreting the soul of a century’s worth of popular music through the fractured lens of avant garde rock. Ex-WILLOWZ leader RICHIE FOLLIN is one talented dude. After playing guitar in his little sister MADELINE’s band CULTS, a group you may know by now, he started writing GUARDS and recording debut record, In Guards We Trust, with former WILLOWZ drummer LOREN HUMPHREY and a slew of collaborators ranging from his sis to CHAIRLIFT singer CAROLINE POLACHEK, and the result is a thrilling, original effort that’s fun as hell. Direct and punchy but sprinkled with hints of British psych and California sunshine, FOLLIN and GUARDS pull from the shine of 70s power-pop, the big guitar choruses of Grunge, psych rock, straightforward 60s garage rock/soul and little bit of early New Wave to create a sound that’s as timeless as it is completely new and fresh. Lo-fi bedroom pop songwriter J FERNANDEZ has become a staple in the Chicago scene of DIY weirdos, animators, freak folkers and rabble rousers. Mr. FERNANDEZ’s music is that of a timeless piñata, like an old penny that’s made the rounds and been touched by many hands and we love the tapes he’s released on Teen River and Pretty All Right.

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Mawrcrest / Guards / J Fernandez

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    Guards

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    Guards was formed in New York City when Richie James Follin returned from a European tour to a recording studio with nothing in it but a broken electric 12 string guitar and an omnichord. He wrote and recorded a few songs for his little sister to sing on, but ended up singing on the songs himself. He enlisted the help of his friends (Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, James Richardson of MGMT, Loren Shane Humphrey of Willowz) and family (Madeline Follin of Cults) to guest on some songs and they spread the word without his knowledge via twitter and the internet. Then, he decided to give the songs away for free.

    Richie James Follin is 27 and he is originally from southern California. He started the Willowz (lead singer and guitarist) when he was 19 in 2002 and has released 4 records with them as well as a solo record and multiple other projects. He also plays guitar in Cults.

  • J Fernandez

    J Fernandez

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Mawrcrest / Guards / J Fernandez

Mon Feb 11 2013 9:00 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Mawrcrest, Guards, J Fernandez
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Ages 21+

MAWRCREST is a Chicago power trio exploring new horizons and journeying through the sonic wasteland in hopes of discovering what defines an “American” band.” Listeners get to experience a band reinterpreting the soul of a century’s worth of popular music through the fractured lens of avant garde rock. Ex-WILLOWZ leader RICHIE FOLLIN is one talented dude. After playing guitar in his little sister MADELINE’s band CULTS, a group you may know by now, he started writing GUARDS and recording debut record, In Guards We Trust, with former WILLOWZ drummer LOREN HUMPHREY and a slew of collaborators ranging from his sis to CHAIRLIFT singer CAROLINE POLACHEK, and the result is a thrilling, original effort that’s fun as hell. Direct and punchy but sprinkled with hints of British psych and California sunshine, FOLLIN and GUARDS pull from the shine of 70s power-pop, the big guitar choruses of Grunge, psych rock, straightforward 60s garage rock/soul and little bit of early New Wave to create a sound that’s as timeless as it is completely new and fresh. Lo-fi bedroom pop songwriter J FERNANDEZ has become a staple in the Chicago scene of DIY weirdos, animators, freak folkers and rabble rousers. Mr. FERNANDEZ’s music is that of a timeless piñata, like an old penny that’s made the rounds and been touched by many hands and we love the tapes he’s released on Teen River and Pretty All Right.

(BV Chicago) (Guardian) (Pitchfork) (Pitchfork) (Reader) (Time Out)