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FREE SHOW // 21+ // 1366 N MILWAUKEE AVE

POST CHILD (CHI)
http://www.postchildmusic.com

Deaf Poets (NYC)
http://deafpoets.net

Avantist (CHI)
http://theavantist.com


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POST CHILD
Formed in 2012 by Bryan Alvarez, the band has since released an EP, two albums, and contributed to a number of compilations and playlists including Chicago Mixtape, Loud Loop Press, Notes & Bolts, Berserk Records, The New Magnetic, Custom Made Music, and Urban Outfitters Online Radio.

Their debut full length album, New Age Whatever, was recorded by Joe Gac (Meat Wave, Elephant Gun, The Brokedowns) and Dan Wolf (My Gold Mask, California Wives) at the Wolf Den in 2013. It was mixed and mastered by Bryan Alvarez and released in February 2014.

In January 2017, their second full-length album, Wax Wings, was released by In the Lake Records. It was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joe Gac and Post Child.

"Post Child writes perfect pop gems that throb with massive hooks, interesting textures, and superglue-sticky melodies.” -Chicago Reader

"Post Child specialize in huge guitars and the kid of big, crunchy rock anthems that ruled college dorm rooms in the early '90s. On their newest album, Wax Wings, they continue to refine this approach and the results are stellar. Huge hooks and sing-along choruses are balanced out by shiny leads and tumbling drums."
- Chicagoist

“While I love a good lo-fi, jangle-y, ramshackle rocker as much as the next guy, I’m also a sucker for well-produced, structured and melodic pop-rock…Catchy, hi-fi rock that’s definitely reminiscent of Weezer and their 1990s power pop cohorts but with a grungier edge.” -Loud Loop Press

"Chicago's Post Child keeps churning out feel good nu-grunge/fuzz pop hits that stick." -GroundFloorGo.com

"Chicago’s Post Child will make you take up smoking and steal your sister’s boyfriend." -HHHHappy.com


DEAF POETS (NYC)
Deaf Poets are an American garage/alternative rock duo formed in Miami Beach, FL. The band consists of Sean Wouters (Lead Vocals/Guitar) and Nico Espinosa (Vocals/Percussion). Their music is the embodiment of hard-hitting drums with distortion-soaked guitars. Wouter’s childhood influences, such as Jimmy Page and Kurt Cobain, led the duo to combine elements of 70s rock, with the aggressiveness of 80's punk, and an added aspect of 90s grunge to define their sound. The duo met in elementary school; and during their high school years, they went through a long process of musical experimentation, which ultimately led to the founding of Deaf Poets.

The duo cemented their place in the South Florida indie scene by performing at numerous music venues across the city such as, Churchill's, Bardot, Gramps and Grand Central- ultimately earning the title, “Best Band of Miami” in 2014 as well as being apart of the, “20 Most Influential People of Miami” award in 2015, by The Miami New Times. Their single, “Degenerate Mind”, from their debut album “4150” was selected to be a part of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 video game soundtrack and was also featured in Classic Rock Magazine's compilation CD in 2014. Deaf Poets have become regulars at iiiPoints music festival, performing for four years in a row, alongside acts like, Mac Demarco and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. In 2015, Deaf Poets supported the indie dance duo, Matt and Kim, throughout their Florida tour dates. They have also shared the stage with Andy Rourke, The Ettes, Pujol, Jennie Vee (Courtney Love), Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, The Peach Kings, The Psychedelic Furs and The Growlers.


AVANTIST
Avantist by definition... is to be an avant-gardist-- to emphasize, practice, and celebrate experimental and unorthodox methods and techniques, and to incorporate this into a craft. Four Hispanic brothers from Chicago churn out post-rock, whose name and music aptly fits the term.

The brothers in Avantist have dedicated the last decade of their lives making music that proves to fully live up to this idea of the avant-garde. Their music revolves around the philosophy that art is and should be progressive, dynamic, and unconventional, and that creativity is something to incorporate into every single aspect of life. They continuously strive to challenge themselves as artists, as well as to challenge their listeners.

This April, Avantist finally saw the release of their first full-length album come to fruition through the help of Chicago based label No Trend Records. Their self-titled LP is a record that is years in the making, with the process beginning in June 2014 and ending in June 2016. Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago is where the Avantist began their meticulous writing and recording process with album producer Andy Spillman. This process involved several different studios and talented engineers. They worked continuously and endlessly, the goal being to perfect and duplicate the electricity of their live performance. They brought along Adrian Terrazas-Gonzalez (saxophonist of The Mars Volta) to record onto two of their heaviest tracks, adding an element that pushes the music to dizzying heights. The album is 11 tracks that tells Avantist’s story and includes underlying themes of family, love, and loss. Packed with post-rock viciousness while simultaneously switching over to melodic harmonies with a hint of R&B, each track is unpredictable from start to finish. This record is the definition of Avantist.

Their follow-up EP, Terasoma, due this June, had the brothers step out of their comfort zone. In contrast to the two years they spent on their first LP, within the span of a month, Avantist forced themselves to shape, write, record, mix, and master all new music with the help of long-time friend and producer Yuki Tasaka. In an unfamiliar work process with a set goal in mind, the brothers were energized and unflinching in their creation. As hard-hitting as ever, Avantist has made a successor that is as every bit raucous and infectious as their previous release. This is their next step. Excited to adapt and eager to continue creating, the Avantist are moving forward.



Emporium Chicago - Wicker Park
1366 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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