Rubblebucket, Thick Paint, Tōth

Sat Nov 17 2018

10:00 PM (Doors 9:00 PM)

Bottom Lounge

1375 W. Lake St Chicago, IL 60607

Ages 18+

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  • Rubblebucket

    Rubblebucket

    Alternative Rock

    In summer 2015, after finishing a year of intense touring, Rubblebucket’s Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth began the process of bringing their next record to life. As an experiment, Kalmia asked Alex (her longtime romantic partner) to move out while they worked on the album, then accepted the marriage proposal he made during a recording session just a month later.Although Alex soon moved back in, their 11-year relationship ended when the two chose to ‘consciously uncouple’ the following spring—a decision theyhonored by ceremoniously giving each other matching triangular daisy tattoos (a nod to the title track from Rubblebucket’s 2010 EP). But despite all the sadness brought on by their breakup, Kalmia and Alex kept on writing and recording together, ultimately creating Rubblebucket’s most transcendent album to date.

     

    From song to song, Rubblebucket infuse Sun Machinewith a sweetness and generosity that speak to the devotion behind their conscious uncoupling, a process Kalmia defines as “signaling to the world that you’re doing everything you can to preserve the relationship.” With Alex describing their breakup as “the single-most significant life event beyond me being born,” both band members hope that Sun Machine encourages others to see the possibility for transformation in painful experiences of all kinds. “When I got cancer and Alex quit drinking, that was the beginning of a huge journey for both of us,” says Kalmia. “So much of that journey has been about giving myself the freedom to exist on my own terms, believing in my ideas instead of self-editing. I think this album represents both of us allowing ourselves that freedom in a totally new way, and hopefully it’ll give people inspiration to be creative in their own lives, and to just soften up a bit too.”

     

    Kalmia Traver - Lead vocals/baritone saxophone
    Alex Toth - Trumpet/vox
    Noga Shefi - Bass
    Ryan Dugre - Guitar
    Sean Smith - trombone
    Jeremy Gustin - Drums

  • Thick Paint

    Thick Paint

    Alternative

  • Tōth

    Tōth

    Alternative

    Tōth is a new project of Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist songwriter Alex Toth, known for collaborating and writing with Kimbra, Alexander F, Rubblebucket, Cuddle Magic and others. As Tōth, he presents his most vulnerable songs and performances yet, often sung in a style reminiscent of Arthur Russell, while also adding trumpet and guitar.

Silver Wrapper Presents

Rubblebucket, Thick Paint, Tōth

Sat Nov 17 2018 10:00 PM

(Doors 9:00 PM)

Bottom Lounge Chicago IL
Rubblebucket, Thick Paint, Tōth
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Ages 18+