Prawn

Kickstand Productions Presents

Prawn

Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Us And Us Only

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

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

Beat Kitchen

Chicago, IL

$12.00

This event is 17 and over

Prawn
Prawn
Drawing influence from post-rock and punk scenes, Prawn have released two full-length albums, two EPs, and three splits since their 2008 formation. Their latest, Run, was recorded in the space of just two weeks at The Barber Shop Studios, an aged lake-front stone church in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. Although recording was prompt, the songs themselves were written over the course of two painstaking years. Touching on themes of isolation and alienation, Tony Clark expresses, “A lot of what came out was the sheer difficulty of truly relating to one another.” Punchier and more proactive, Run refines the sound of 2014’s Kingfisher LP - which swelled with both brass and string arrangement - by concentrating only on the instruments they’re able to play live. A significant release on its own terms, let alone as a building block to wherever this band might take themselves, Run is the sound of a band truly finding comfort in their surroundings and channeling it in to the most focused and exhilarating work of their life.
Slingshot Dakota
Slingshot Dakota
Carly Comando and Tom Patterson are two people who carry the weight of an entire band. Their set-up is simple: Carly is on keys and Tom plays drums. They do things with these instruments that most bands can't do with a standard set up: they cram the sonic space they are in. Originally this was actually the case as they began as a three-piece featuring Jeff Cunningham and Latterman's Pat Schramm. But narrowing it down to a duo in 2006 did no harm; Carly's keyboard seems to take on the role of several more people as it adds multiple dimensions to their sound.

2008's Their Dreams are Dead, but Ours is the Golden Ghost was a seminal release for their entry onto the scene. With Carly from Long Island and Tom from the Lehigh Valley (PA), their home-turfs both came with built-in popular support as they romped the DIY all-ages show circuit. In it, they blew away audiences with their at-times more sober lines like "I'm gonna love you till the day I die" juxtaposed with moments of their swelling pop sound. When Tom isn't screenprinting (he does everything from gig posters to commercial ventures to fine art) and Carly isn't music licensing, they are refining their highly-anticipated album, Dark Hearts, set to come out this year.
People Like You
People Like You
Boston emo-jazz
Us And Us Only
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.beatkitchen.com/