Strawberry Girls

Kickstand Productions Presents

Strawberry Girls

Comrades, Belle Noire, Zaius

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Subterranean

Chicago, IL

$12.00

This event is 17 and over

Strawberry Girls
Strawberry Girls
In early 2010, Zachary Garren parted ways with his previous band, Dance Gavin Dance. While pursuing his solo project, Good Health, he crossed paths with drummer, Ben Rosett, who was playing with a local band called The Trees. Ben, who was interested in starting a new project, asked Zac if he wanted to jam, just to see if anything cool would happen. Fortunately, everything clicked and Strawberry Girls was formed in April 2011.

After their first performance as a duo, Ben's friend and previous band-mate, Ian Jennings, excitedly wanted to be a part of the project. Ben and Zac, wanting to take the project to the next level, brought Ian onboard to play bass for Strawberry Girls.

During the writing process for their first album, a few demo tracks were released on Bandcamp titled, "Demo 2011", containing 5 live studio tracks. Months later, Ben, Zac, and Ian brought these tracks to life, producing the album at Ben's home studio. "Italian Ghosts" was released in August 2011 as their first official EP.

Soon after that, another demo was released titled, "Do Peace (EP)", comprised of two tracks "Do Peace" and "Fight Club". Those two tracks were recorded live in Ben's home studio as well, and were intended to hold fans over until their upcoming full-length album French Ghetto.

The long awaited full-length album, French Ghetto, was released on April 20th, 2013. The album was self-recorded and produced by Ben Rosett, who, along with being a drummer and multi-instrumentalist, has been a recording engineer/producer for about 10 years. Having recently moved into a professional recording facility, Ben Rosett finally moved away from the "home studio" thing. With drummer Ben Rosett and bassist Ian Jennings, both of Strawberry Girls, becoming the owners of Spirit Vision Studios, this allowed for the new Strawberry Girls album to be recorded way better than it would have if it were recorded in a home studio.

With the release of French Ghetto, Strawberry Girls was able to attract the attention of Tommy LaCombe, owner of Tragic Hero Records (A Skylit Drive, Alesana, He Is Legend). After a month of dealing with contracts and promotion content, we have officially signed with Tragic Hero Records. We are very happy to be a part of the Tragic Hero family and we all feel it is the perfect home for us.
Belle Noire
Belle Noire
Belle Noire is a Post Rock/Alternative/Indie band from San Jose, Ca. Formed in 2012. The band consists of: Joey Lancaster- Guitar/Vocals, Dan Sek-Bass/Vocals, Sal Contreras- Drums, Sergio Herrera- Guitar/Percussion, and Mike Grijalva: Guitar. The band wrote and recorded the self- titled EP in RHL studios in Fremont, CA with longtime friend and colleague Stephen Hawkins, in which the first 6 songs written were recorded, and pressed to CD. The band strives to perform live with passion, and energy, to make you feel what the songs mean. Pulling influence from many different areas, Like Thrice, Deftones, Circa Survive, Moving Mountains, and many, many other acts.
Venue Information:
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://subt.net/