MICHELLE

Sat Sep 10 2022

7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Beat Kitchen

2100 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60618

$20.00

All Ages

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Kickstand Productions Presents
MICHELLE

  • MICHELLE

    MICHELLE

    Indie Pop

    Through sharing the sacred space of meals and the secret space of dreams, MICHELLE presents a picture of a band enthralled by their craft, a group capable of melding six unique perspectives and backgrounds into one cohesive, impressive collection. AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS is the culmination of what it means for six friends and collaborators to continuously reimagine their world on 14 succinct tracks.

    Born-and-bred New Yorkers, MICHELLE formed in 2018 around their celebrated debut album HEATWAVE. The band is comprised of Sofia D'Angelo, Julian Kaufman, Charlie Kilgore, Layla Ku, Emma Lee and Jamee Lockard. On their forthcoming record, the predominantly POC and queer collective are closer than ever before as they continue to mix and match the writing and production groups amongst the six of them. Jamee notes, “We've learned how to maximize everyone's strengths by listening to each other."

    The hallmarks of MICHELLE’s music—layered vocal harmonies, analog synthesizers, vibrant percussion, smoldering hooks—dominate the sonic landscape of the album. Songs hop across genres, from funky R&B to bedroom slow jams to amped-up beat-heavy anthems and more. And the songwriting on AFTER DINNER has been elevated as there is a depth and prowess at work that builds off the band’s early songs, something they admit was learned by reflecting and allowing for artistic growth. 

    Charlie notes, “If HEATWAVE was a perfect image of every member of MICHELLE as a person at the end of their youth, this album really feels like a transition to adulthood, going from kids to…non-kids.”

    AFTER DINNER sets a high standard from the get-go. “SYNCOPATE” is a straight-up, feel-good summertime jam with a two-step backbeat and jangly guitar strums, and clocking in at just under two minutes, it’s perhaps the tightest package the group has made to date. The band shares, “The song at its core is about desire. Communicating your desire can feel vulnerable, so we wanted to have some fun with that and show our funky and seductive side.”

    “POSE” pulses along at a highly danceable clip while synths steer the beat. Chilled melodies and dense harmonies run the emotional 6/8 slow-jam “MESS U MADE” while the vocalists trade lead lines and bemoan the frustrated, coming-of-age, “today is not your day” anthem. “EXPIRATION DATE” dwells in that classic bittersweet space of a relationship doomed by external forces at work, while the incendiary “LAYLA IN THE ROCKET” blasts off to burn up the speaker.

    Charlie notes, “Being with each other allows us to do a lot of things we wouldn’t have the energy-ability-resources-courage-wherewithal to do solo. There isn’t really one kind of music that sounds like MICHELLE, and us being such a diverse group gives us total creative freedom to do whatever we want.”

    Layla adds, “The beauty is that everybody’s individual aspirations are the group’s aspirations, in a sense, because MICHELLE is the culmination of the best of us as individuals.”

    AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS is a snapshot of a band always adapting and evolving, jutting in and out of each other’s lives with this moment being their closest together yet.

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For the love of live music and in order to keep our shows as safe as possible for audiences, performers, and venue staff alike, each venue has developed its own policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Some of these policies include masking and showing proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test result. Stay up to date with each venue's COVID-related public health policies at by visiting the venue website for the most current information prior to attending the show. Policies are subject to change at any time.

We remain committed to providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all performers, staff and patrons and thank you for your support.

For more information on COVID-19, vaccines & resources please visit CDC.gov & vaccines.gov

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER - This ticket is a revocable license and may be taken up and admission refused upon refunding the purchase price appearing hereon and is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. Holder of this ticket (“Holder”) voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the game or event for which this ticket is issued whether occurring prior to, during, or after same, including, but not limited to, contracting, and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus, and agrees that the organization, venue, presenter, agents, participants, or players are not responsible or liable for any injuries, sickness, or death resulting from such causes. Holder acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to individual and public health, COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease transmitted through human contact and respiratory droplets (including through the air and via common surfaces) and it is possible that Holder may contract COVID-19 while at the game or event for which this ticket is issued. Holder agrees by use of this ticket not to transmit or aid in transmitting any description, account, picture, or reproduction of the game or event to which this ticket is issued. Breach of the foregoing will automatically terminate this license. Holder agrees that the license comprised by this ticket may be removed and Holder may be ejected from the game or event for which this ticket is issued in the event that Holder violates any law, ordinance, or venue regulation. Holder grants permission to the organization sponsoring the game or event for which this ticket is issued to utilize Holder’s image or likeness in connection with any video or other transmission or reproduction of the event to which this ticket relates.
Kickstand Productions Presents

MICHELLE

Sat Sep 10 2022 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Beat Kitchen Chicago IL
MICHELLE

$20.00 All Ages

MICHELLE

MICHELLE

Indie Pop

Through sharing the sacred space of meals and the secret space of dreams, MICHELLE presents a picture of a band enthralled by their craft, a group capable of melding six unique perspectives and backgrounds into one cohesive, impressive collection. AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS is the culmination of what it means for six friends and collaborators to continuously reimagine their world on 14 succinct tracks.

Born-and-bred New Yorkers, MICHELLE formed in 2018 around their celebrated debut album HEATWAVE. The band is comprised of Sofia D'Angelo, Julian Kaufman, Charlie Kilgore, Layla Ku, Emma Lee and Jamee Lockard. On their forthcoming record, the predominantly POC and queer collective are closer than ever before as they continue to mix and match the writing and production groups amongst the six of them. Jamee notes, “We've learned how to maximize everyone's strengths by listening to each other."

The hallmarks of MICHELLE’s music—layered vocal harmonies, analog synthesizers, vibrant percussion, smoldering hooks—dominate the sonic landscape of the album. Songs hop across genres, from funky R&B to bedroom slow jams to amped-up beat-heavy anthems and more. And the songwriting on AFTER DINNER has been elevated as there is a depth and prowess at work that builds off the band’s early songs, something they admit was learned by reflecting and allowing for artistic growth. 

Charlie notes, “If HEATWAVE was a perfect image of every member of MICHELLE as a person at the end of their youth, this album really feels like a transition to adulthood, going from kids to…non-kids.”

AFTER DINNER sets a high standard from the get-go. “SYNCOPATE” is a straight-up, feel-good summertime jam with a two-step backbeat and jangly guitar strums, and clocking in at just under two minutes, it’s perhaps the tightest package the group has made to date. The band shares, “The song at its core is about desire. Communicating your desire can feel vulnerable, so we wanted to have some fun with that and show our funky and seductive side.”

“POSE” pulses along at a highly danceable clip while synths steer the beat. Chilled melodies and dense harmonies run the emotional 6/8 slow-jam “MESS U MADE” while the vocalists trade lead lines and bemoan the frustrated, coming-of-age, “today is not your day” anthem. “EXPIRATION DATE” dwells in that classic bittersweet space of a relationship doomed by external forces at work, while the incendiary “LAYLA IN THE ROCKET” blasts off to burn up the speaker.

Charlie notes, “Being with each other allows us to do a lot of things we wouldn’t have the energy-ability-resources-courage-wherewithal to do solo. There isn’t really one kind of music that sounds like MICHELLE, and us being such a diverse group gives us total creative freedom to do whatever we want.”

Layla adds, “The beauty is that everybody’s individual aspirations are the group’s aspirations, in a sense, because MICHELLE is the culmination of the best of us as individuals.”

AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS is a snapshot of a band always adapting and evolving, jutting in and out of each other’s lives with this moment being their closest together yet.

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

All Ages
limit 6 per person
General Admission
$20.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast

Terms & Conditions

COVID-19 POLICIES
For the love of live music and in order to keep our shows as safe as possible for audiences, performers, and venue staff alike, each venue has developed its own policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Some of these policies include masking and showing proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test result. Stay up to date with each venue's COVID-related public health policies at by visiting the venue website for the most current information prior to attending the show. Policies are subject to change at any time.

We remain committed to providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all performers, staff and patrons and thank you for your support.

For more information on COVID-19, vaccines & resources please visit CDC.gov & vaccines.gov

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER - This ticket is a revocable license and may be taken up and admission refused upon refunding the purchase price appearing hereon and is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. Holder of this ticket (“Holder”) voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the game or event for which this ticket is issued whether occurring prior to, during, or after same, including, but not limited to, contracting, and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus, and agrees that the organization, venue, presenter, agents, participants, or players are not responsible or liable for any injuries, sickness, or death resulting from such causes. Holder acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to individual and public health, COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease transmitted through human contact and respiratory droplets (including through the air and via common surfaces) and it is possible that Holder may contract COVID-19 while at the game or event for which this ticket is issued. Holder agrees by use of this ticket not to transmit or aid in transmitting any description, account, picture, or reproduction of the game or event to which this ticket is issued. Breach of the foregoing will automatically terminate this license. Holder agrees that the license comprised by this ticket may be removed and Holder may be ejected from the game or event for which this ticket is issued in the event that Holder violates any law, ordinance, or venue regulation. Holder grants permission to the organization sponsoring the game or event for which this ticket is issued to utilize Holder’s image or likeness in connection with any video or other transmission or reproduction of the event to which this ticket relates.