Vundabar

Kickstand Productions Presents

Vundabar

Longface, Boney, Future Biff

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Beat Kitchen

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 17 and over

Vundabar
Vundabar
Vundabar began as a recording project between Brandon Hagen and Drew McDonald during their last year in high school together. Since then it has grown into far more. In April of 2013 they released their first album 'Antics' independently, which was followed up with multiple US tours and their first European tour, a two month string of shows with an emphasis on Festival dates as well as club dates. They have since returned to Europe for a second tour in the fall of 2014 and are anticipating a follow up tour in the spring of 2014. All of this being said, the three current members are only between 19 and 20 years of age. The Boston trio has been described as jangle pop and often compared to the likes of The Pixies and Thee Oh Sees for their quiet/loud dynamic and pop sensibility. They're know for their energetic live sets, and comedic approach to the performance.

"The band has a great and expansive range of musical ability that sets them happily apart from many other up and coming indie groups – Allston Pudding

"Imagine a nonchalant cross between Weezer and the Pixies. A pair that makes girls want to promiscuously dance on the beach" – Les InRocks

"Last year's debut record, Antics, showcased their talent for slipping a subversive edge into catchy post-punk jams" – Dig Boston

"After tonight's performance Vundabar have demonstrated that they have the energy and musical abilities to sell out much larger venues like Camden's Electric Ballroom in the not too distance future. We look forward to welcoming them back to London soon." - Acid Minus Doves
Longface
Longface
The band is currently finishing its debut recording; a 5-song E.P. that chronicles the adult years of its central character, Longface. After leaving his home on the farm, Longface travels north in pursuit of his progressive ideals and the exciting unknown where he starts a band in the album opener, "Scalawag." After years of gigging and urban existence, Longface meets his muse and soon to be lover, Agnes Pachoulia Earheart, namesake of the album's second track "Pachoulia." The duo get pregnant, the life-changing nature of which causes Longface to begrudgingly quit his band and return to the farm that he spent so much time trying to escape. The third track, "Carpetbaggers," chronicles Longface and Pachoulia's return south, and expresses the emotional turmoil and existential mediocrity that begins to weigh all too heavily on Longface’s heart. Feeling trapped inside of his life, "The Pit of Never Ending" recounts the substance abuse and psychological malaise that brings him to his breaking point. In "Spring Bottom Belly," the album closer, Longface faces himself—a catalyzing experience relayed through his confrontation with a wooden bird inside of the cuckoo clock of his boyhood home.
Boney
Boney
chicago post-punk
Future Biff
members of Geronimo! & Meat Wave
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.beatkitchen.com/