Hidden Hospitals

Kickstand Productions Presents

Hidden Hospitals

Gardens, Oceans Over Airplanes

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

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

Beat Kitchen

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 17 and over

Hidden Hospitals
Hidden Hospitals
“PLACES REVEALED TO THOSE SEEKING RESUSCITATION, REJUVENATION, DECOMPRESSION, ATONEMENT.”
Hidden Hospitals’ website reveals where the band derives its moniker. Their iconic mark captures the band’s foundational vision: obscured within the double “H,” a universal symbol for aid.

Hidden Hospitals’ frequently dark, powerful music strikes a balance with hopeful and often profound lyrical content. Finding their stride in two fully produced EP releases, the Chicago rock band's sound continues to resist encapsulation. It is undeniably human; familiar at its core, modern and austere in its execution.

Produced and mixed by J. Hall, Surface Tension marks Hidden Hospitals’ first full-length album; a record that churns heavy with kinetic energy and precise movements. Carefully paced through 12 engaging tracks, a stable and familiar thread ties together the album as a whole. The band transitions seamlessly between sharp, taut guitar-rock reminiscent of Diamond Eyes era Deftones and an atmosphere of electronica evoking Radiohead’s Kid A. The band takes a minimalist approach to songwriting--the thoughtful process of reduction, leaving nothing but what's necessary. In this whitespace Hidden Hospitals gives us a glimpse of a persistent absence in today’s rock n’ roll. They let us hear what we’ve been missing.

The band has balanced these elements over three years of many national and regional tours providing direct support for The Used, Hot Rod Circuit, Cartel and Blindside among others along the way. “The Absence of Emotion” (EP 002) charted six weeks in top 10 CMJ Rock Charts (20 in top 30) and produced a dozen commercial licensing syncs in 2013. Exclusively, EP 001 + 002 is currently stocked at all major music retailers Japan (Cars & Cals Rec).

Hidden Hospitals’ 2015 will see heavy national touring to support Surface Tension’s release. Having cut their teeth on their first two releases, the band is now primed to ignite a fanbase seeking modern rock music. In an interview for the band’s Kickstarter campaign (which sparked the production of Surface Tension) singer David Raymond states “A big part of why Hidden Hospitals exists is because we have agreed that what we seek is outside of ourselves and worth striving for… It’s exciting to me because this feels like the beginning.”
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.
Oceans Over Airplanes
Oceans Over Airplanes
Oceans Over Airplanes is a group that is not specifically from the fields of the Midwest, the bustle of the city or the repetition of the sprawling suburbs. They are a group of musicians from Northwest Indiana that have found each other over time. OOA focus on telling stories about Midwest living creating what they call Heartfelt Indiana Rock. These guys may not fit in anywhere, but they fit together.
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.beatkitchen.com/