Orange Drink

Double Door Welcomes

Orange Drink

The Sweeps, Rememberwhens, Em & Them, Matt Kelly

Friday, July 13, 2012

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

$7.00

This event is 21 and over

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Orange Drink
Orange Drink
Orange Drink is a pro vegetarian/straight-edge/queer band from Chicago, Illinois that plays dance/indie/folk/art rock/noise music. Our performances are constantly changing and are consistently unpredictable.
The Sweeps
The Sweeps
The foundation of any band is musical kinship. Within the exposed confines of a trio, this rapport is amplified, leaving an indelible mark on the songs. Glance through rock history and we see this repeatedly; the groundbreaking strut of Cream, the irresistible pop of The Police, the undone roar of Nirvana. Remove any member and the band's core unravels. For Chicago-based trio, The Sweeps, this affinity is vital. Their core is firmly intact.

Each member of The Sweeps--Bob Dain, Santiago Torres, and Chris Dye (ex-Chin Up Chin Up)--brings a hefty presence to their lean arrangements. Challenging the sonic boundaries of a trio, both Dain and Torres sing with longing, conviction and fury. Dain's dexterity, equal parts pedal-board and guitar, ranges from a delicate strum to an incandescent wail. Countering Dain, Torres brings a solid bass thump; playing slinky, soul-inflected rumblings along with fractured melodic fuzz. Dye's hook-heavy drumming supports Dain and Torres, while lending a swaggering rhythmic architecture to the songs. Live, the band explodes with an infectious adrenaline that has ignited their strong Chicago fanbase, propelling them toward building a national audience.

On the band's full-length debut, Swift Armour (scheduled for a March 26, 2013 release), The Sweeps capture a live immediacy, yet further explore and refine their craft. Recorded at Chicago's Minbal Studio with the help of producer/engineer, Benjamin Balcom, Swift Armour is an emotionally rich and honest evolution for the band. It is a collage of loud guitars and chanting vocal hooks, an intimately pounding cadence, a call to arms. It is a record with a strong sense of place, Chicago to be precise---the historic struggles, the dying and thriving neighborhoods---all inhabit these 13 tracks. From the lush death march of the opening title track to the dark pop hymn "1600cc Engine," this record is equal parts confession, exultation and vindication: embittered but embracing. Swift Armour is an ode to Chicago: a battle between the harsh and the beautiful.
Rememberwhens
Rememberwhens
Rememberwhens in Bill and Teds Bogus Adventure when they traveled to the future to meet their future selves, and they were treated like Gods because it was music that apparently brought peace to the world and united everyone...so they brought their future selves to the present (which is the past for us now) to play in some talent show thing (with death on upright bass!) and their song was the greatest song ever and united the world??!?! YEAH....THATS PRETTY MUCH WHAT THE REMEMBERWHENS ARE.
Em & Them
Em & Them
Emily Roth - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Emily “Brushes” Roth’s lead vocals are almost as smooth and soulful as the fro she rocks on-stage. On most days, you can catch her humming along to Sam Cooke, Raphael Saadiq, Lauryn Hill and other powerful voices. An important rule growing up in the Roth home was that if you wanted three meals a day, you had to play an instrument. So to avoid starvation the young Miss Roth tried the piano and cello before falling in love with the guitar. After having played in a blues band in high school, Emily took her new passion for music to such places as Venezuela, Ghana and the UK. She now finds herself in Chicago with a new group of amazing musicians and enough inspiration to last for years. She views music as mankind’s universal language and hopes to sooth souls all over the globe!

Michael Lang - Bass/Vocals
Born Miguel Sanchez, Michael immigrated to the United States in 1983 with a simple dream of finding a job and making enough money to send for the rest of his family. None of that worked out, so he became a musician instead. Living and performing in Chicago for the past 8 years, Michael has played in numerous groups ranging a wide variety of genres and styles. You may catch him laying back in a deep groove rocking out on just the root, or slapping his bass like he’s trying to break it right in half. Either way a melodic constant seems to find it’s way into Michael’s bass lines, while an almost metronomic inner pulse allows him to play with the rhythm around the guitar and drums.

Sean Grabiner - Guitar/Vocals
After finding his mother’s Gibson J-45 in the closet of his childhood home Sean was convinced he had found his calling. Over the years Sean has studied with more teachers than he can remember but he knows deep down that their teachings and guidance reside in every note he plays. These teachers have come from a variety of backgrounds that include but are not limited to rock, blues, and jazz. As Sean’s musical tastes have evolved over time his playing has kept pace. The result is an exceptionally versatile guitarist who can feel as comfortable sitting back and playing rhythm as he is soloing over anything thrown his way. His proudest moment? Helping bandmate Miguel Sanchez obtain his green card.

Paul Shallcross - Drums
From banging on trash cans in the driveway to performing, recording, composing and writing, Paul Shallcross has been immersed in music and creativity since the dawn of his time. Studying under a slew of musicians throughout the midwest as well as graduating cum laude at McNally Smith College of Music, Paul has developed himself into, what some call, a renaissance man. With a primary focus on drums, he also indulges in other instruments, including guitar, bass, piano, and vocals. Currently, Paul works at Comma Music running their music library, Implement, and recording as a studio musician. He performs with the soul/funk group Em & Them, as well as writing hip hop tracks, short stories and laid-back, reggae-infused songs. His love of almost all musical genres keeps his mind open and his style ever changing, but, no matter what he's playing or where he's performing, Paul strives to encompass a rawness and honesty that makes music timeless.
Matt Kelly
Matt Kelly
Through carefully formulated, fluid lyrics, that likewise cut like fangs, Matt Kelly envelopes surprising, intuitive stories along with the presentation of sharp angles on world situations. Flowing progressions of guitar and multi-instrumental arrangements leave many listeners obsessed with digging deeper into his acute understanding. The EP, “With Love, From Somewhere In Between”, is a melting pot of experiences in encountering curious people, how they effect one another, and necessarily leaving things behind to branch into new situations in our twisted world. Matt Kelly is from a surrounding neighborhood of Philadelphia. He uses it a platform and stage, where physical visions of lyrics are driven out of a hard working town lost in both love, and transition. In a town where souls lean on one another to keep afloat, the sense of pride is endless, yet the people are indefinitely down to Earth. Kelly takes the invaluable virtues he has learned from constantly diving head first, and fuses them into the urban nuances of Chicago. This presents a driving force of intriguing guitar progressions and lustful, relentless lyrics, that press the soul to the floor but solidify it’s existence even further. The track “Wicker Park” takes listeners through a series of flash thoughts of the surrounding Chicago city that portray the urban landscape and its inhabitants almost as blurry points of an epic dream. Speaking against the social norm, “Natural” convinces a woman that her true beauty does not reside in the mirror front layout of makeup and accessories, but within herself. Kelly takes stellar messages and upfront agendas to the people and allows them to conclude where they want to be, and should be, within a spinning world of unique bodies and mindsets
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
http://doubledoor.com