Soft Fangs

Kickstand Productions Presents!

Soft Fangs

Advance Base, Liquid Gardens, The Colorines

Mon, February 20, 2017

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

Downstairs

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 17 and over

Soft Fangs
Soft Fangs
Soft Fangs is project of John Lutkevich of Brooklyn, NY. Lofi/emo/rock/indie
Advance Base
Advance Base
Advance Base is music by Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.

Walking the line between electronic pop & more traditional singer/songwriter forms, Owen Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed tunes around his conversational, baritone vocals, using electric pianos, Omnichords, orchestral samples, & drum machines. The sound of Advance Base has been described as "depressed," "lo-fi," & "pop."

Advance Base has recently supported live dates for The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard, David Bazan, Dean Wareham, Mark Kozelek & Stephin Merritt.

The debut Advance Base album, A Shut-In's Prayer (2012), was released in North America by Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde Records (CD) & Ashworth's own Orindal Records (vinyl/digital). Tomlab Records released special edition CDs & LPs for Europe & UK.

Nephew in the Wild, the second album by Advance Base, was released on August 21, 2015 by Orindal Records (US/AQ) & Tomlab Records (EU/UK). PopMatters named Nephew in the Wild the #1 Indie Pop Album of 2015.


All available merchandise, including t-shirts, vinyl records, & MP3s can be purchased from Orindal Records.

Advance Base is named after the Antarctic meteorological station & psychedelic death trap that nearly killed Admiral Richard E. Byrd during the winter of 1934.
Liquid Gardens
Liquid Gardens
The Colorines
The Colorines
Formed in January 2014, the Colorines are a four-piece dream punk band. Half the members are from upstate New York, the other half from the city. Originally beginning as a garage music collective, they have since evolved into a fully-fledged band and their backyard jams will be a great way to ring in your summer.

Their discography began with Paleontology, a five-song EP released March of this year. The most recent release, however, is the new single "Peach Tree" which came out just a few days ago. The music video for "Peach Tree" is currently premiering on Noisey (http://noisey.vice.com/blog/the-colorines-peach-tree-video-premiere).

Lyrically and musically, the Colorines tear a jagged path through your typical, topical psychedelic canon with backhanded and dry humor. With songs about childhood reminiscence, faking one's own death, dream sequences, self-depreciation, scholastic embarrassment, and fossil fuels, they (quote) "weave a sophisticated air of effortless psychodrama and grade-school inelegance."

"...sounds like a less-good Velvet (Pizza?) Underground... sounds like Beck meets The Beta Band... sounds like the Kinks with computers." Now that sounds like a show you're gonna love.
Venue Information:
Downstairs
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647