Oso Oso

Kickstand Productions Presents

Oso Oso

City Mouth, Gardens, Yeti

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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

Subterranean

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 17 and over

Oso Oso
Oso Oso
If punk-rock is a response to anything, it's pop—music, culture, that which is mass produced and consumed—which is why their combination requires such a delicate balance. With State Lines, singer and guitarist Jade Lilitri successfully maneuvered the two simultaneously; the band's brand of fuzz and bounce, bite and fun, found its stride just before it fizzled out. Jade does more than maintain balance under a new name, Oso Oso seems to extend his capacity in both domains. Indeed, the songs that make up his first full-length Real Stories of True People Who Kind of Looked Like Monsters feel equal parts coarse and tangled and inescapable. "Wet Grass," which begins with thudding toms and guitars that chirp like jungle birds, builds into a chorus thickened with muscular chords and layers of vocals. Jade's melody on tracks like this and "This Must Be a Place" seem instantly hummable—the sort that coax the listener to swim through the thrumming chords and ride the adjacent harmony, if not sing alongside him. Even his bold, buzzing voice seems to express the album's duality—it cuts through the italicized guitars on "Another Night," surfs the wake of "This Must Be an Entrance," hops on "Where You've Been Hiding's" pins and needles, and maintains a confident melody throughout. Thankfully, Real Stories never becomes too pop or too punk, and never stumbles into pop-punk's shiftless landscape. Instead, Oso Oso sets pop against punk, lets them tear into each other until the result is as ragged as it is anthemic.
City Mouth
Catchy songs that deal with love, heartbreak, sexuality, alcohol, and the anxieties of growing up in the 21st century.
Gardens
Gardens
The members of Gardens have an overwhelming passion for their music and it's obvious in their writing style. With a powerful combination of ambient guitar tones and climatic choruses, their songs are resonating in the ears of those longing for a sound that is new and unique. They have a compelling authenticity in their lyrics and message that is matched by raw instrumentals and is quickly captivating listeners. They are grounded in perspective and recognize community to be the backbone of any show atmosphere. Gardens is a four piece fresh on the Chicago music scene and they are going in hard and without reservation.
Yeti
Yeti
Formed in late 2004, and include John Hassall bassist from The Libertines. The band feature John Hassall on vocals/guitar, Harmony Williams on guitar/vocals, Graham Blacow on drum, Brendan Kersey on bass and Andrew Déjan-Jung on lead guitar/drums.
Venue Information:
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://subt.net/