Monday, July 1
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 day of show at Tickets.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), and Rust Belt Books or charge by phone 888-223-6000
Babeville favorites, Chicago based indie rockers California Wives return to Babeville. Their debut album, Art History, was released just last fall on Vagrant Records and has scored them a number of song placements in tv shows like Underemployed, Real World and Jersey Shore. The new-wave quartet captured the attention of Pitchfork stating “Chicago new wave aesthetes California Wives caught our ears” and My Old Kentucky Blog firmly declaring “This could be the next buzz band everyone is talking about…”
My Gold Mask, a duo from Chicago (Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo on guitar), have been impressing critics since their 2009 debut. Inspiring Big Stereo to say that they “create songs that are a delicate balance between 90′s alternative rock gestures and futuristic gypsy tribe shit. But the real magic happens with the versatility of Gretta Rochelle’s vocals…”, Pitchfork marked them as “a band to watch,” Pretty Much Amazing noted that the band “infuses some heart into the mundane, and makes it beautiful.”
A deep wellspring of personal and musical experiences shaped their direction, leading them to their newest effort, Leave Me Midnight, just released in February.
Informed by cinema (particularly Italian Giallo) and galvanized by the dimly-lit warehouse district where their rehearsal space lies, the two thrive in a radiant wash of reverb with a metallic-like symphony mainly comprised of just a nylon string guitar and drums. Tinged with thunderous melodies, theirs is a sound of vision – a recondite vision to be sure, but such is the essence of My Gold Mask, and they deliver a powerful and engaging live show
Date(s) - 07/01/2013
341 Delaware Avenue