Staring Problem

Kickstand Productions Presents!

Staring Problem

Decorum, Wingtips, Split Tongue

Mon, April 3, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Downstairs

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 17 and over

Staring Problem
Staring Problem
Decorum
Decorum
Wingtips
Wingtips
The music of Chicago electronic duo WINGTIPS is a throbbing head full of ecstasy outside the goth club, hi-hats like goosebumps as your crush paints your eyes black to match their own, fluorescent guitar glimmers of desire -even hope- edging out through the apathy of the bleakest horizon.

Their most recent release, GREYAREA, is an androgynous sound of transition, interpolating darkly shimmering layers of angular guitar and pulsating touches of EBM, sharpening their unabashed anthemic rush with a maturing melodic complexity and atmosphere as much informed by post-punk as sweeping electronica. Still, as in records past, the twin pantheons of synthpop and classic VG music are invoked —not as tribute or pastiche, instead fleetingly familiar textures interwoven in a fashion as singular and cooly assured as mastermind

Vincent Segretario’s voice, which propels the EP— crying out loud and whispering the words to poems you never sent. Alongside Segretario, Hannah Avalon moves from live member to creative collaborator, contributing to the ethereal come up of “Glass" and the ecstatic lullaby of closer “Wading." The two have worked together in both anarcho-punk bands and musical theater productions, and somehow this wildly divergent history finds triumphant amalgamation in GREYAREA. This is the soundtrack to an impossible John Hughes movie where all the kids wear black lipstick and dance to the end of the world and everyone kisses and all hearts break when the credits roll.

Recently, WINGTIPS has had the pleasure of supporting artists such as THE TWILIGHT SAD (during US Tour with The Cure), PALE DīAN, JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS, and SOFT KILL to name a few.
Split Tongue
Split Tongue
Post-Punk/Experimental band featuring members of Loose Lips Sink Ships, Cadence Fox, and Roanoke
Venue Information:
Downstairs
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647