WAVVES, HARMLESS

Sun Oct 31 2021

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Subterranean

2011 W. North Ave Chicago, IL 60647

$30.00

Ages 17+

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Proof of Full Vaccination (physical copy or digital photo)
or A Negative COVID-19 Test

Final dose of vaccination must be no less than 14 days prior to event.
Negative COVID-19 tests must be performed within 72 hours of event.

Additionally, per CDC guidance, masks will be required indoors for all staff & patrons except while actively eating or drinking. For further information on our Covid-19 policies please reference the Terms & Conditions within.

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
WAVVES, HARMLESS

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    A little over a year ago, Nathan Williams found himself back in San Diego, writing what would eventually become Hideaway, his seventh album as Wavves, in a little shed behind his parents’ house. It was also the place where he made some of his earliest albums, before he became known for his uncanny ability to write songs that sneered at the world while evoking pathos, sympathy, and a deep understanding of how sometimes we’re our own worst enemies, and that can be okay. Williams’ return to his childhood home was not just a symbolic attempt at jumpstarting creativity. It came as a result of a series of major life changes.

     

    A decade ago, Williams released King of the Beach on the maverick indie label Fat Possum. The album was a cocky collection of pop punk gems that catapulted him into the public consciousness, eventually prompting a jump from Fat Possum into the major label system, where he released two albums before becoming disillusioned by the lack of creative agency available to him. In 2017, Williams self-released You’re Welcome on his label, Ghost Ramp. Now, Williams has returned to Fat Possum with a barbed collection of anxious anthems that grapple with the looming sense of doom and despair that comes with getting older in an increasingly chaotic world. “He’ll always skew toward the Bart Simpson [character],” says Matthew Johnson, founder of Fat Possum. “But that does not mean that he doesn’t have some commentary, and once in awhile, it’s totally spot on.”

     

    Across its brief but impactful nine tracks, Hideaway is about what happens when you get old enough to take stock of the world around you and realize that no one is going to save you but yourself, and even that might be a tall order. The album features Williams’ most universal and urgent songs yet. “Honeycomb” lopes along sunnily, as Williams sings affecting lines like “I feel like I’m dying, it’s cool, it’s great, just pretend I’m okay.” His directness is shocking, and proof that Williams is the kind of songwriter who can capture pain and uncertainty with resonant brutal force. “It’s real peaks and valleys with me,” Williams says. “I can be super optimistic and I can feel really good, and then I can hit a skid and it’s like an earthquake hits my life, and everything just falls apart. Some of it is my own doing, of course.” It’s this self awareness that permeates each of Hideaway’s songs, marking them each as mature reckonings with who he is.

     

    After realizing the material he’d been working on in the hideaway was starting to take shape, Williams, along with bandmates Stephen Pope and Alex Gates workshopped the songs in a series of now-abandoned studio sessions, before linking up with musician and producer Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio to help fully realize their new songs. Williams and Sitek bonded while geeking out over music for hours every day. Sitek would pull up Johnny Cash deep cuts and honky tonk obscurities—songs that sonically don’t have much in common with the music Williams makes, but plumb the same emotional depths of the soul. It was a clarifying moment for Williams, who wasn’t quite sure what direction he wanted to take the songs he’d been working on. “We’d listen to old music and not get much done, but it was really important in the end,” he says. You can hear the result of these sessions on career high points like “The Blame,” which takes its cues from the Replacements’ best moments, but doubles down on a sort of yearning sadness. It’s full of hard earned wisdom and melancholy, and it sounds like nothing else Williams has ever done.

     

    Meanwhile, on the album’s title track, Williams incisively cuts through the pitfalls of empty self-affirmations, his voice straining against lyrics like “I’ll do my best to hideaway, from all of the bullshit chasing me, I don’t care if time’s erasing me, it’s been torture existing this long” In the hands of a less direct performer, it’d be easy to hear this as self-pity, but Williams’ embrace  of that hopelessness shines through and becomes something else entirely: an embrace of the comfort that is right in front of him, of making his world small because he need to. Of changing—or not changing—what’s around him because it’s what he has the power to do. “I don’t have it in me to say that things are so much better,” Williams says. “It’s just not my story. It’s good if it’s someone else’s story, but I’ve also learned to realize there just isn’t redemption.” Ultimately, though, Hideaway is not an album about wallowing in depression. It’s about finding a way through all the noise and landing on something that approximates uneasy acceptance.

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Kickstand Productions Presents

WAVVES, HARMLESS

Sun Oct 31 2021 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Subterranean Chicago IL
WAVVES, HARMLESS

$30.00 Ages 17+

COVID SAFETY POLICIES
All concerts & events at Beat Kitchen & Subterranean will require

Proof of Full Vaccination (physical copy or digital photo)
or A Negative COVID-19 Test

Final dose of vaccination must be no less than 14 days prior to event.
Negative COVID-19 tests must be performed within 72 hours of event.

Additionally, per CDC guidance, masks will be required indoors for all staff & patrons except while actively eating or drinking. For further information on our Covid-19 policies please reference the Terms & Conditions within.

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

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Subterranean & Beat Kitchen will require proof of full vaccination or a Negative Covid-19 test result (administered within 72 hours of event), effective 8/9 - 10/31/2021. Upon arrival, all guests will be asked to present their valid vaccination card or negative test result (photocopy or digital photos are acceptable). The final dose of vaccination must be no less than 14 days prior to event. Vaccination cards must also match a Government issued ID (Drivers License, Passport, Government Issued ID, etc). Policies are subject to change at any time.

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

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.