Oso Oso

Kickstand Productions Presents!

Oso Oso

City Mouth, Gardens, Yeti

Wed, April 12, 2017

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

Subterranean

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 17 and over

Oso Oso
Oso Oso
If punk-rock is a response to anything, it's pop—music, culture, that which is mass produced and consumed—which is why their combination requires such a delicate balance. With State Lines, singer and guitarist Jade Lilitri successfully maneuvered the two simultaneously; the band's brand of fuzz and bounce, bite and fun, found its stride just before it fizzled out. Jade does more than maintain balance under a new name, Oso Oso seems to extend his capacity in both domains. Indeed, the songs that make up his first full-length Real Stories of True People Who Kind of Looked Like Monsters feel equal parts coarse and tangled and inescapable. "Wet Grass," which begins with thudding toms and guitars that chirp like jungle birds, builds into a chorus thickened with muscular chords and layers of vocals. Jade's melody on tracks like this and "This Must Be a Place" seem instantly hummable—the sort that coax the listener to swim through the thrumming chords and ride the adjacent harmony, if not sing alongside him. Even his bold, buzzing voice seems to express the album's duality—it cuts through the italicized guitars on "Another Night," surfs the wake of "This Must Be an Entrance," hops on "Where You've Been Hiding's" pins and needles, and maintains a confident melody throughout. Thankfully, Real Stories never becomes too pop or too punk, and never stumbles into pop-punk's shiftless landscape. Instead, Oso Oso sets pop against punk, lets them tear into each other until the result is as ragged as it is anthemic.
Gardens
Gardens
Gardens is a band made up of four friends from the suburbs of Chicago. During the summer of 2013, after playing in numerous bands, the members decided to pursue a project that they were more passionate about. They strive to meet listeners at eye level and engage in dialogue through crooning, ambient guitar riffs, driving rhythms, and poignant, honest lyricism. Gardens aims for an audience that values the influence and importance of music as much as they do.

After a few months of writing, they self-released their debut EP Everything Looks Different In The Daylight in January 2014. Immediately after the release, the band began writing for their first LP. In June 2014, they drove out to The Panda Studios in Fremont, California to record Death In The Family, released November 2014.
Venue Information:
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://subt.net/