Sat Dec 11 2021

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Castle Theatre

209 E Washington St Bloomington, IL 61701

$25.00

All Ages

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COVID SAFETY POLICY

Proof of full vaccination will be required for admission into the Snail Mail show at The Castle Theatre on Saturday, Dec 11th. Negative tests will not be accepted.

​All guests will be asked to present their valid vaccination card (photocopy or digital photos are acceptable). The final dose of vaccination must be no less than 14 days prior to the event. Vaccination cards must also match your government issued ID (Driver’s License, Passport, State ID, etc).

Additionally, per CDC guidance, masks will be required indoors for all staff & patrons except while actively eating or drinking. 

If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, PLEASE stay home! For more information on symptoms and procedures for those experiencing them, please visit the CDC website.

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

Kickstand Productions Presents
Snail Mail, Spencer, Hotline TNT

  • Snail Mail

    Snail Mail

    Indie Rock

    Lindsey Jordan is on the brink of something huge, and she’s only just graduated high school. Her voice rises and falls with electricity throughout Lush, her debut album as Snail Mail, spinning with bold excitement and new beginnings at every turn.

    “Is there any better feeling than coming clean?” sings the eighteen-year-old guitarist and songwriter halfway through the sprawling anthem that is “Pristine,” the album’s first single.  You can’t help but agree with her. It’s a hook that immediately sticks in your head—and a question she seems to be grappling with throughout the record’s 10-songs of crystalline guitar pop.

    Throughout Lush, Jordan’s clear and powerful voice, acute sense of pacing, and razor-sharp writing cut through the chaos and messiness of growing up: the passing trends, the awkward house parties, the sick-to-your-stomach crushes and the heart wrenching breakups. Jordan’s most masterful skill is in crafting tension, working with muted melodrama that builds and never quite breaks, stretching out over moody rockers and soft-burning hooks, making for visceral slow-releases that stick under the skin.

    Lush feels at times like an emotional rollercoaster, only fitting for Jordan’s explosive, dynamic personality.  Growing up in Baltimore suburb Ellicot City, Jordan began her classical guitar training at age five, and a decade later wrote her first audacious songs as Snail Mail.  Around that time, Jordan started frequenting local shows in Baltimore, where she formed close friendships within the local scene, the impetus for her to form a band.  By the time she was sixteen, she had already released her debut EP, Habit, on local punk label Sister Polygon Records.

    In the time that’s elapsed since Habit, Jordan has graduated high school, toured the country, opened for the likes of Girlpool and Waxahatchee as well as selling out her own headline shows, and participated in a round-table discussion for the New York Times about women in punk—giving her time to reflect and refine her songwriting process by using tempered pacings and alternate tunings to create a jawdropping debut both thoughtful and cathartic. Recorded with producer Jake Aron and engineer Johnny Schenke, with contributions from touring bandmates drummer Ray Brown and bassist Alex Bass as well, Lush sounds cinematic, yet still perfectly homemade.

    The songs on Lush often come close to the five-minute mark, making them long enough to get lost in. The album’s more gauzy and meditative songs play out like ideal end-of-the-night soundtracks, the kind that might score a 3am conversation or a long drive home, from the finger-picking of “Speaking Terms” to the subtle, sweeping harmonies and French horn on “Deep Sea.” It only makes sense that Jordan wrote these songs late at night during a time when she was obsessively reading Eileen Myles and listening to a lot of slowcore and folk songwriters.

    “Heat Wave” is one of the album’s most devastating moments, a song that wallows in a crumbling mid-summer relationship. “I broke it off, called out of my shift, and just cried in my bathtub and wrote this song,” Jordan recalls. “I was just so desperate to just get the way I was feeling out onto paper so that I could just have it and be done with it. It was almost kind of painful. It was like puking onto paper, and crying, ‘This girl hurt my feelings!’  Towards the end of writing the record, I became better at dealing with my emotions.” 

    Jordan’s personal crown jewel of the album, “Let’s Find an Out,” puts her childhood classical guitar training on display.  It’s a road song of sorts, a nod to feeling young and disoriented on her first ever tour: “I’d gotten knocked around a lot by the process. I was scared. It’s sort of this love song about another person who is going through the same thing.” “You’re always coming back a little older / but it looks alright on you,” she belts over her intricate playing, on one of the album’s most pensive and gorgeous moments. Lucky for us all, she doesn’t sound scared anymore.

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    Indie Rock

    Out of a Bed-Stuy apartment, Spencer. sings, creates beats, and plays everything from piano, guitar,
    bass, and drums to trumpet himself (all the while producing and recording too!). This process shaped his
    2021 full-length debut album, Are U Down? [4AD]. Zooming out, it all happened within a Brooklyn
    enclave alongside Clairo, Snail Mail, Claud, Cautious Clay, and Triathalon. Even among outliers, Spencer.
    still differentiates himself as a dynamic vocalist, precise multi-instrumentalist, acute producer, and
    unpredictable presence. In some ways, he’s been working towards an artistic statement of this
    magnitude since his childhood. Growing up in Rochester, NY, he excelled at trumpet and learned piano
    at a young age. During his teens, he landed a spot in a coveted summer jazz program at Eastman
    School of Music. Working out of his parents’ basement, he gained traction with a string of independent
    anthems such as “Want U Back,” “Automatic,” “To Be You,” and more. Receiving critical acclaim,
    Buzzfeed crowned him at #1 on their list of Black indie artists and Consequence of Sound christened
    him “a rising star worth watching,” while Coup de Main pegged him among the “2020 Must-Know.”
    Lyrical Lemonade predicted, “he’s destined for big things because he moves differently” while Pigeons &
    Planes said he “takes things to the next level.”

    Following a 2020 European tour, he had planned on staying in London to write, but COVID-19 had other
    plans. So, he did what he does best and started to write and record again. By the time July rolled
    around, he returned to Brooklyn and assembled Are U Down? in the middle of quarantine summer.
    Starting a new season, he introduces the album with the first single “Lonely As I Ever Was.”
  • Hotline TNT

    Hotline TNT

    Indie Rock

    Hotline TNT is the most 90s band of the 21st century so far. It is a pop music group of no certain allegiance or denomination. The songs are for all ages, but many fans are forced to watch the band behind their parents' backs. Their records are all self-released but easy to find; many people who come across the 7"s immediately turn them into weapons.

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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.
Kickstand Productions Presents

Snail Mail, Spencer, Hotline TNT

Sat Dec 11 2021 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Castle Theatre Bloomington IL
Snail Mail, Spencer, Hotline TNT

$25.00 All Ages

COVID SAFETY POLICY

Proof of full vaccination will be required for admission into the Snail Mail show at The Castle Theatre on Saturday, Dec 11th. Negative tests will not be accepted.

​All guests will be asked to present their valid vaccination card (photocopy or digital photos are acceptable). The final dose of vaccination must be no less than 14 days prior to the event. Vaccination cards must also match your government issued ID (Driver’s License, Passport, State ID, etc).

Additionally, per CDC guidance, masks will be required indoors for all staff & patrons except while actively eating or drinking. 

If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, PLEASE stay home! For more information on symptoms and procedures for those experiencing them, please visit the CDC website.

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

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

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All Ages
limit 6 per person
General Admission
$25.00

Delivery Method

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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.