/ Still + Storm / Post Honeymoon / More More More
Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 9:00 PM CST
(9:00 PM Doors)
Quenchers, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
It's a couple skate featuring two piece bands for Valentine's Day!
White Bronco is an amorphous blob of a duo. More of a distortion pedal than a band. Bass: good. Drums: good. Bios: bad!
Rachel Weso’s mind rests in early-90s grunge. When faced with the bright light of today, she stays moored to this decades-old musical space. She’ll always filter the world through this genre, no matter what shape the modern world takes. Dave Raymond, her husband, knows this better than anyone. He’s the medium that brings Rachel’s lyrics and guitar into the digital realm. The resulting Still + Storm soundscapes give us something to ease into, catch our breath, and linger over whatever we’re longing for. You’ll hear in the “Break Away” EP, influenced by every sad album ever. Listening feels like a sonar glimpse into their conversations. Rachel embraces the melancholy, but the net effect does not project sadness. There’s contentment here. By giving into guitar, wallowing in grunge, Still + Storm don't just envelop you in a moment in time, they plant you firmly in your own here and now. No pop. No saccharine. Nothing fleeting. But plumb deeper, and you’ll find a world where moments themselves all slip away, unrequited. A constant feeling of getting caught off guard. Like falling, yet the shock and trauma of landing never come. How deep can you sink into something without forgetting your breath and losing sight of the surface? Still + Storm prove it’s possible to long for the present. Not with trance or meditation, but with enchantment. With a lullaby that keeps you awake.
POST HONEYMOON (ex New Black and Bang! Bang!)
Post Honeymoon strips bare and slows down the pop songs Kraska and Shindelman perfected while playing in other outfits. What's left are the kind of songs you dream up when you think nobody else is listening. Think Siouxsie Sioux meets the Motels, meets Love & Rockets (without the guitars).
More More More is the duo of Lauren LoPiccolo and Bob Nanna. They've been making sweet music together in one form or another since 2010. They want you to get laid tonight.