Like Pioneers

826Chi Benefit

Like Pioneers

BOAT, The Buddyrevelles, Milagres, Creeping Weeds

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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

$7.00 - $14.00

This event is 21 and over

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Like Pioneers
Like Pioneers
Last winter, members of Bound Stems, the Narrator, Chin Up Chin Up, Vacations, and a whole host of other Chicago bands got together over two weekends at IV Labs and played it out.

A band that came together as a result of a recording studio reunion, a name that came about from a self-deprecating joke, and an album that exists with the help of many - it makes perfect sense.

Like Pioneers! We are so proud – and bit surprised – to present to you our first LP, Piecemeal.
BOAT
BOAT
Boat's history is a long and illustrious journey. One that is not easily described here. It began with a young man and a dream. Then this dream became a reality. And this reality became so very real that Boat decided to leave their homes and play all kinds of shows.

Sounds Like:
Reptile boy vocals being sung in the same room with many guitars, a bass, two drumsets, a Wurlitzer, several keyboards, mediocre talent, fragile egos, some soft tacos, a piece of pizza, and several Diet Cokes.
The Buddyrevelles
The Buddyrevelles
The Buddyrevelles were formed in 1997 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin by Aaron Grant (guitar & vocals), Scott Hoch (bass & vocals), and Dan Reinholdt (drums).

In 1998, the band recorded and released their first album, September, November on Motorcoat Records and subsequently relocated to Chicago. The album’s melodic layered guitars, vulnerable vocals, taut over-driven bass, and propulsive drumming introduced the band’s distinct but accessible pop sound to the public. Their second album, American Matador was released in 2000. Through it, the band showed a willingness to experiment with increasingly complex song structures and inspired instrumental breaks while managing to keep their sound firmly rooted in the indie-rock idiom.

Now, nearly ten years since their formation, the Buddyrevelles have returned with a new offering. Don’t Quit, the band’s first release on Chicago’s Solitaire Records, finds them distilling the very best of their previous work into a lithe, muscular 32 minutes of indie pop bliss. And with yet another album's worth of material already being polished for the studio, the band have set the stage for an intriguing second act.
Milagres
Milagres
From a trench filled with sugar and super glue came Milagres, with its five cooperating hands. Milagres noticed the birds nesting above its stoop in Brooklyn and decided to deal with the potential consequences instead of removing the nest.

Songs were written over the course of years, some were etched magnetically into long shiny strands of plastic, or coded into virtual space. Others were lost forever. Some reached out to touch folks, others were medicinal and sticky - acquired tastes.

A lot of things happened to Milagres. They fell thousands of feet, they lost their senses, and they had to piece things back together numerous times. Along the way, they climbed mountains, rocks, trees and fire escapes to observe the places they were in. Eventually, they took what they learned and built a land bridge of somber and quiet beauty. It was an album called Seven Summits.

Milagres crossed the bridge they made, fell apart, and put themselves back together again. They moved into an elaborate zone of shinier, newer toys and bigger risks. A thousand planes flew overhead and dropped mysterious packages, hanging from colorful parachutes. Flowers, samplers and microbrews were everywhere. Milagres drank, ate, danced and went skinny-dipping before settling in to make something indescribable in a blue house next to a waterfall.

Eventually, a new album, Glowing Mouth took a glistening, dark shape. It was certainly the best thing they'd ever made and they were overcome with a desire to share their creation with the world they'd left behind in order to create it. Lost, Milagres collected their belongings, and forged out into the vast, mechanical wilderness, seeking other beings with which they could laugh, make noise and talk about robots.

In 2011, Milagres releases these new commitments to tape and travels deep into your heart via your iPhones, festivals and jukeboxes. Help them find their way in!
Creeping Weeds
Creeping Weeds
Philadelphia indie rock pop folk act Creeping Weeds have a new record coming out on February 8th, 2011 titled See Through. For fans of Death Cab for Cutie, Matt Costa and The Decemberists.
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
http://doubledoor.com