Sunday, September 17 2017 • 7:00 pm • The Basement

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Widowspeak

Widowspeak remain purveyors of mood. Whether painting an image of a basement apartment with blinds closed or conjuring the sweeping openness of a desert, they’re an outfit ever preoccupied with the influence of place and the passage of time on personal experience: the way vivid memories can feel like movies or dreams.
On their newest album for Brooklyn’s Captured Tracks, Widowspeak use familiar aesthetics as a narrative device, a purposeful nostalgic backdrop for songs that ask, “How did we get here?” Sonically, they exist somewhere in the overlap between somber indie rock, dream pop, slow-core and their own invented genre, “cowboy grunge.” At the heart of the band, there is a palpable duality, a push and pull between the delicate and the deliberate: the contrast of lead singer-songwriter Molly Hamilton’s strikingly beautiful voice and poignant melodies with the terrestrial reality of being a four-piece rock band. These songs sound like the dark bars and rock clubs they were imagined for just as much as the bedrooms where they were written. Expect the Best sees Widowspeak finding their greatest balance between opposing forces: darkness and light, quiet and loud, tension and calm.

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Clearance

Clearance is an independent rock band from Chicago. After releasing a string of 7″s and tapes beginning in 2013, the group released its debut LP “Rapid Rewards” in September 2015 via Tall Pat Records and Unsatisfied Records. “Are You Aware” — another 7″ released on Tall Pat — followed in 2016.

A second LP is rumored for 2017 release, details TBA.
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Annalibera

Anna Gebhardt began writing songs for her music project Annalibera in 2010. In 2012 she started playing shows in Iowa with guitarist Ryan Stier (The River Monks), bassist Phil Young (TIRES) and a rotating cast of Iowa players, including Nicholas Naioti and Anne Carlisle (Trouble Lights). Annalibera’s debut LP ‘Nevermind I Love You’ was released in 2015. The same week NILY was released, Anna released an experimental album entitled ‘loveil’. While touring both albums in 2015 and 2016, she began writing and arranging the next release, due this summer.
Anna Gebhardt began writing songs for her music project Annalibera in 2010. In 2012 she started playing shows in Iowa with guitarist Ryan Stier (The River Monks), bassist Phil Young (TIRES) and a rotating cast of Iowa players, including Nicholas Naioti and Anne Carlisle (Trouble Lights). Annalibera’s debut LP ‘Nevermind I Love You’ was released in 2015. The same week NILY was released, Anna released an experimental album entitled ‘loveil’. While touring both albums in 2015 and 2016, she began writing and arranging the next release, due this summer.

 

 

 

The Basement // $12 adv, $14 door // Doors – 6:30pm show – 7pm // all ages