Swizzle Steve Presents
Blah Blah Blah, Ami Saraiya & The Outcome, Chance Kuykendall, Shazam Bangles / Dario X
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pmDouble Door
$10.00 - $12.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.doubledoor.com/event/204385/
Comprised of two friends from Iowa and two Chicago musicians, the midwest quartet really found their footing in 2010 after being voted one of the Chicago Tribune's next bands on the verge of breaking BIG! While pioneering the genre of ballroom rock, the band has continually won fans over with their emotionally-driven yet upbeat songs that playfully strike a balance between the alternative and organic. With a revitalized sense of vibrance and a newly recorded EP on the horizon this fall, it's not hard to see why the band is so optimistic about the next chapter of its career.
For the last project, "Thank You Thank You", the band decided to ditch the ease of digital and embrace the techniques of yester-year. By recording the entire EP in analog reel-to-reel on 2-inch tape, they convincingly proved the adage, that sometimes you have to take a step back to truly move forward. With the help of music vets, like producer Matt Walker (Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins) and engineer Sean O'Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, Less than Jake), the new recordings serve as a magnum opus for the band and a beacon of hope for indie music.
After touring nationally during the fall-winter, Blah Blah Blah headed to Los Angeles again in February during Grammy weekend for Pre-Grammy events hosted by Garth Trinidad (KCRW). The band is currently recording it’s debut album. The bands much improved live show is something not to be missed.
In December 2011, Ami presents her next act: A three-song, self-titled EP that previews upcoming material on a full-length album set for a Fall 2011 release. Teaming up again with producer Mark Messing (Mucca Pazza), Ami & The Outcome recorded three songs that breathe drama but don’t choke on it. Together, they craft songs that open wide with theatrical inspiration but never have it come across as forced. Ami and her band are effortless in mixing up genres, contorting and shape-shifting, much like the circus performers that appear in Ami’s songs. “Hanging by a Thread” is a piece of modern cabaret told from the perspective of a circus aerialist, while “Purging Purging” is a firey rave-up. The Musette-style waltz of “Cattle Prod Hands,” a dark tale inspired by recent stories of US torture in Iraq, closes out the EP.
Ami is a veteran of the Chicago eclectic and varied music scene—before she released her first solo album, Archeologist, Ami was a member of pop collective Radiant Darling and R&B band Pelvic Delta, and has toured locally and regionally with appearances at The Hideout, The Empty Bottle, Metro and Double Door. A classically-trained pianist and a former music major at Indiana University, Ami also plays accordion and
the guitar. Ami performs live with her band, The Outcome.
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