Homeshake / Divino Niño / Pixel Grip
Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Born in the bleak isolation of the secluded prairie city of Edmonton, Canada, Homeshake's Peter Sagar worked with friends in a number of local bands before picking up and moving to Montreal in 2011 to begin recording under the Homeshake moniker. Following two self-released cassettes (The Homeshake Tapes and Dynamic Meditation) and two acclaimed full lengths (In The Shower and Midnight Snack), Sagar cracks a window open with his third album for Sinderlyn – Fresh Air.
Started immediately following the recording of Midnight Snack, Fresh Air continues Sagar’s exploration of dreamy, downtempo bedroom R&B and draws inspiration from such disparate artists like Sade, The Band, Broadcast, Prince, and Angelo Badalamenti. As the title Fresh Air suggests, Sagar’s songs were created to clear his listeners’ minds of negativity. Full of smokey, laid back love songs and airy productions, Sagar’s decidedly stoned sound is a breath of fresh air.
DIVINO NIÑO is joining the fun, brigining along their sexy dream pop for ya'll to trance off to. But let it be known, these bois considers their genre to be “bootleg-ass-pop” and if I had to speak from the heart, that’s our favorite type of pop. A sound that’s reminiscent of MAC DEMARCO’S Salad Days, DIVINO’S The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes encapsulates the dreaminess, but with a sexy Latino twist and hair that DEMARCO could never touch.
Self described as "goth-disco," Pixel Grip, uses arpeggiated modular synths and propelling drums to create a sinister, yet playful sound that propels the listener to uncontrollably pound along to the rhythms. Imagine your heart looped through an overdrive pedal and every time it beats, you're carried deeper and deeper into the crystalline cavernous outreaches of your dreams and subconscious. This is their first time playing at the Bottle and we're eager to take that ride, baby.