The Greeting Committee

Kickstand Productions Presents

The Greeting Committee

The Wild Type

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Subterranean

Chicago, IL

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

The Greeting Committee
The Greeting Committee
Formed in 2014, The Greeting Committee consists of vocalist Addie Sartino, guitarist Brandon Yangmi, bassist Pierce Turcotte, and drummer Austin Fraser, half of which are still in high school. The band quickly emerged into the music scene after catching the attention of Lazlo Geiger, a radio personality from 96.5 The Buzz (KRBZ Kansas City).

The Greeting Committee's debut EP, titled 'It's Not All That Bad,' captivated the hearts of listeners with its intelligent musicality and meaningful lyrics. "If you want smart, credible music with a raw energy that inspires, you just found it," says Geiger. The EP was re-released through Harvest Records in October of 2015, leading The Greeting Committee to land tours with bands such as KITTEN, Saint Motel, and The Mowgli's, as well as festivals such as Mo Pop in Detroit and the 25th anniversary Lollapalooza in Chicago.

"We're working to create a collaborative environment with our surroundings," explains Sartino, "To us, The Greeting Committee is an art project influenced by the listeners. The music is merely the soundtrack to something much greater." After recording in Capitol Studio B in August 2016, the band plans to release new music in the near future.
The Wild Type
"Rachel Mallin is a self-produced singer/songwriter that finds it difficult to comply within the restrictions of one genre. Whether it’s her self-proclaimed A.D.D. tendencies or another likeable force blending sounds, Mallin has a way with uniting the unlikely." - Andreina Byrne (Demencha Magazine)

Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, a five-piece Indie-Pop band from Kansas City, MO, quickly gained recognition and resounding approval within their first year from industry and general news publications, including: Kansas City Star newspaper, and magazines Deli KC, Demencha, Highlight, Phonographic, and Vox. With tour opportunities supporting national acts, like Cold War Kids, Metric, The Struts, Kitten, and Panic is Perfect, their music began playing on alternative & college radio stations across the nation.

Founder Rachel Mallin, then 20 year-old sophomore in the midst of a chaotic year at the University of Missouri at Columbia, had been composing collaborations for a new band. Just before noisily shuffling out of an MU lecture hall after her last final exam, Mallin received a text that would change everything. Justin Walker, close friend and co-collaborator, excitedly proclaiming that her recently self-produced, original song was broadcasting live on Kansas City’s alternative radio station.

In a moment, all of the passion and gall of a young musician instantly engaged. Against all the common sense a young musician can have, the news led Mallin to march off the MU campus and head towards a future filled with uncertainty. Of all she was certain, that her life-long passion for music had grown to prevail and now dictated her path. Alongside contributors Jesse Bartmess (synth/keys), Austin Edmisten (drums/back-up vocals), Matt Kosinski (lead guitar) and Justin Walker (bass), Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type was born.

Back in her hometown, at Element Recording Studios, audio engineer/owner Joel Nanos (Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, RadKey and Republic Tigers) recorded and produced the “Degenerate Matters” EP. Throughout the EP’s tracks (Cash4Gold, Dance Card, Dropout, White Girls), Mallin’s vocals lazily drift with charming sarcasm and quips of disdain, as a lyric & rhythmic reflection of the generational culture of collegiate discontent. In perfect complement, the sonic textures of Kosinski’s guitar arrangements uniquely echo a surf-pop vibe, nostalgia of 50's/60's doo-wop laced with modern angst.
Venue Information:
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://subt.net/