Cayetana

Kickstand Productions Presents!

Cayetana

Hemming, Strange Relations, What Gives

Tue, September 26, 2017

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

Subterranean

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 17 and over

Cayetana
Cayetana
The follow up to Cayetana’s debut LP Nervous Like Me, which gained the band critical acclaim, a dedicated fan following, and tours with bands like The Menzingers, Against Me!, Waxahatchee and The Bouncing Souls in The US, Canada and Australia, New Kind of Normal retains the pop sensibility and candid songwriting of its predecessor yet exhibits a clear growth in sonic diversity. Although many of the songs were worked out at Koch’s barnyard studio in the Poconos, the band returned to Matt Schimelfenig at Philly’s Miner Street Studios to record the record. The collaboration resulted in a diverse output of expertly crafted, hooky pop songs like “Mesa” coupled with sparse, dark, and deeply emotional synth-laden tracks like “World.” Musically, the record captures the quiet moments of crushing vulnerability and the hardened highs of personal strength as expertly as Koch’s lyrical craft.
If Cayetana’s newest album had a tagline it would be “how to stop self-sabotaging and accept love.” Thematically, the Philadelphia indie rock three-piece - comprised of Augusta Koch, Allegra Anka and Kelly Olsen - has been exploring the delicate interplay of mental illness and wellness, since they began releasing music in 2014, but never so gracefully and poignantly as on New Kind of Normal. “The record is about mental health…struggling with that and settling into a new kind of normal where you can finally recognize your own your destructive behaviors and accept love into your life.” Cayetana explore the concept of normality when living with mental illness, that what you know as normal can be self-destructive, and that finding a new way of living, a new kind of normal, where self-care and self-respect are the norm is an often painful and lifelong process that can feel foreign and undeserving. New Kind of Normal, however, reminds us that self-love is merited and palpable and delivers us a soundtrack for finding it.
Songs like “Certain for Miles,” embody the concept of the record beautifully. Koch sings, “When the world bears down on me will I laugh at it’s audacity and be able to comprehend? When the world bears down on me will I laugh at it’s audacity and be able to start again?” The answer, apparently, is yes and always has been.
From the group’s inception Cayetana has exemplified the beauty and spirit of perseverance and DIY. They started as three friends who had barely been acquainted with their instruments and in just three years have become one of the most promising bands in indie music. They prove on New Kind of Normal that growth takes self-responsibility, accepting the help of others, and resilience proving that the risk is worth the writhing.
Proving themselves masters of self-actualization, Cayetana has formed their own record label – Plum Records – to release their second LP. Koch says of Plum, “We believe in ourselves so much more than anyone else is going to believe in us, so why not put all of our energy into releasing the record?” Koch is as candid about the financial, emotional and sometimes creative sacrifice that being a musician entails as she is about her own personal internal experiences. For their second record, Cayetana refused to compromise and hope to help other artists to do the same in the future. “We want to empower people and show them that they don’t have to wait for something to happen. They can do it themselves.”
Evidently, there is a new kind of normal not only in the mind but also in music and Cayetana is determined to help us find it.

*Written by Anika Pyle
Hemming
Hemming
HEMMING (Candice Martello) is an acoustic singer-songwriter hailing from Philadelphia, PA. Her high-voltage vocals and folk-influenced songs have stood out from the crowd as a performer in the thriving Philadelphia music scene, having played the stage at well-known venues throughout the city.

With musical influences including Cat Power, Metric, Bright Eyes and Elliot Smith; she is inspired by the power of raw emotion, experience, and simplicity. Hemming's rhythmic, folksy, room-splitting croon produces a haunting experience for her audience. With the honesty of her music Hemming occupies the space that most people reserve for their heart, whether they want her in there or not.
Strange Relations
Strange Relations
Minneapolis diary rock band Strange Relations, featuring Casey Sowa (drums/vocals) and her girlfriend Maro Helgeson (bass/synth), don't fit the typical mold of a pop group. Building tracks around a propulsive rhythm section, Strange Relations feed off their long term relationship to capture an energy and intimacy that cannot be forced or faked, weaving through each track like a burst of fresh air through the haze. Vulnerable yet strong, glossy to grainy, bold or subdued, Strange Relations demonstrate what can blossom when you refuse to follow the rules. The two-piece delve into the ups and downs of living as women in a world where one's body is a central force in shaping one's experience. All throughout the record women's bodies and sexualities are centered, as the focus shifts from external to internal and back again. Editorial You thrives by refusing to turn away from the darkness, instead addressing it head-on, offering up a sense of sisterhood and defiance as weapons to fight through and pull light back into the darkest spaces. Honest and powerful, Editorial You is an album made just for the real you.
Venue Information:
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647
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