Aye Nako

Kickstand Productions Presents

Aye Nako

Ganser, Cabrona

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

Beat Kitchen

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 17 and over

Aye Nako
Aye Nako
Aye Nako is a 4-piece collaboration made up of Mars Dixon, Angie Boylan, Jade Payne, and Joe McCann dedicated to untangling histories of abuse, race, trauma, family, love, gender, and a misrepresentation of identity. Also a dissonant and melodic punk band carving out a space to co-exist in the fold between music, art, and politics while trying not to be priced out of New York City. Formed in Brooklyn, NY during the summer of 2010, Aye Nako has performed at basements, clubs, museums, and schools all over the country. As an update to the sound heard on Unleash Yourself, their first, self-released album, they've self recorded a new EP titled "The Blackest Eye".

Named after Toni Morrison's 1st novel, "The Bluest Eye", The album lyrically takes on the similar themes of cultural conceptions of beauty and worth and the devastating long term effects it can have on those who do not fit those conceptions. The songs narrate through singer/songwriter Mars\'s experiences with physical abuse, family, anti-blackness and racial self-acceptance while growing up in the southern united states. Musically it all comes together through dual guitar leads, precise drums, fuzzed out bass, and an underlying appreciation for the darker side of pop sensibility.
Ganser
Part space odyssey, part Ghost World, Ganser is a Chicago-based trio that embrace post-punk, early industrial, and weird vacuum noises. Formed as a DIY duo consisting of bassist Alicia G and keyboardist Nadia G, utilizing dual vocals, they are joined by drummer/guitarist Maxwell G for their upcoming EP "Less." The trio incorporates driving bass and drums with spacious guitars and swelling backing synths, they make bright black music for deep space transmissions and panic attacks.
Cabrona
After spending years in male-dominated bands laced with ego competitions and sexist gender dynamics, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Jacqueline ‘Loca’ Ovalle decided it was time to reattempt to form the all-woman rock band she and guitarist Becca 'Basura' Perez dreamed of since high school. They wanted to create a band that could empower femininity, express and perform silenced narratives, and perform a sound that acknowledges lineages to Latin America and the disruption of belonging to two different cultures. Along with mariachi/classical violinist Fatima ‘Fatale’ Gomez, and drummer Javier 'La Virgen' Lom, Cabrona incorporates influences in punk, rock, folk, jazz, classical, Latin styles, and the Riot Grrl Movement to shape a unique sound that speaks to underrepresented narratives on stage and in the music world.
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.beatkitchen.com/