Closeness

Kickstand Productions Presents!

Closeness

FEE LION, Eight Bit Tiger, Small Tines

Wed, March 22, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Subterranean

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Closeness
Closeness
Millinery, Pool, Wisdom, Thai Food, Haberdashery, Carl Jung, Paper Collage, Dogs with underbites, Heating units, Challenges, Minor keys, Realness, Fine wine, Travel, Dream journeys, Inner voyage, Human doings
FEE LION
FEE LION
Justina Kairyte is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and originator of FEE LION. Having spent too much time in New York, Justina is back in Chicago and spreading out her tentacles across all that the underground artist community has to offer. Part Bjork, part soulful siren (and of course part cat), FEE LION is best described as a future femme-folk diy solo project: often pairing driving rhythms with haunting, floating melodies.
Eight Bit Tiger
Eight Bit Tiger
Eight Bit Tiger is an electronic dance duo from Stockholm, Sweden and Chicago, US composed of the Widman brothers Erik and Kent. The project began in Chicago 2011, but went intercontinental after Erik moved back to Sweden in the spring of 2012. Now, beats are being created in cyberspace as the brothers are now virtually composing together online, not letting the absence of physical proximity get in the way of creativity.

The music is influenced by 70s funk and 80s synth-pop, taking notes from artists like Michael Jackson, while borrowing some Swedish pop sensibility and mixing in the dance element of bands like Daft Punk. There is also the distinct vintage pop vibe of acts like Prince, New Order, and Blondie that harkens to a different sonic era.

"There's so much music out there that is depressing, so we wanted to make something that makes you feel good when you listen to it. That's what the world needs right now," says vocalist Erik Widman.

Also known for their indie rock outfit Love in October, the brothers have been playing music together for over 15 years. It began in a small bedroom in northern Sweden where they wrote their first 3-chord songs on an old piano and their parent's acoustic guitars. Since their humble begins, they have toured the US, played internationally, been featured in major international press, had their music on national and international TV, and released several full-length albums and EPs together.

EBT's debut album Parallel Synchronized Randomness was primarily recorded in Eight Bit Tiger's tiny Chicago apartment, with some additional tracking done in Toronto, ON at Chemical Sound Studio. The brothers took the approach of treating themselves as an old record, sampling themselves, creating bass and guitar loops, and overall trying to recreate the sound of decades past. The loops are glued together with rich layers of synthesizer and pumping drums, creating a unique sound that spans decades of styles.

EBT is currently playing shows and working on some new dance floor singles to be released fall 2012.
Small Tines
Small Tines
Small Tines is the new musical project of Chicago artists Todd Baran and Andy Angelos. The two, formerly of When Clouds Attack, disbanded that outfit in 2014 to explore new musical territory. After a year of writing in the studio, the duo emerged in 2016 with an exciting new body of work. Small Tines sees Baran step out from behind the vocoder to deliver more direct and personal lyrics while retaining some of the dance hooks and electronics of WCA. The nods to 80's post-punk and new wave are still there, but with more feeling and less gazing.
Venue Information:
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://subt.net/