Mike Mains

Kickstand Productions Presents

Mike Mains

Brett Newski, The Diving Bell, Tyler Sjostrom

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

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


Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Mike Mains
Mike Mains
Formed in Texas, now residing in Michigan, this indie rock collective has spent the last four years making waves everywhere in between. Following the release of their debut album, Home, they've used their relentless touring, unique sound, and captivating performances to carve out a place for themselves in the hearts of indie rock music fans internationally. With a live show bursting with contagious energy and the promise of a follow-up record, Mike Mains & The Branches promises to be on the radar for 2013.

Sophomore album Calm Down, Everything Is Fine due for release early 2014.
Brett Newski
Brett Newski
Brett Newski moved to Vietnam after becoming jobless, band-less, and girl-less in 2011. There, he wrote nearly 100 power-folk songs in the steaming city of Saigon for his latest releases "American Folk Armageddon" & "Hi-Fi D.I.Y ep" (produced by Violent Femmes co-founder Victor Delorenzo). Newski now tours the world 200+ dates per year and has been featured in Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, Guitar World, and NoDepression. His style has been compared to Violent Femmes, Frank Turner, Ben Kweller, and Chuck Ragan. www.brettnewski.com

“I like the sound and the way he is forcing the world to contend with him.” -Brian Ritchie, Violent Femmes

“Newski rocks in the grand tradition of Billy Bragg (and, more recently, Frank Turner), blending the sound of driving folk into songs that have the spirit (and occasionally the sound) of punk. -AV Club

“Newski’s solid Midwestern roots anchor songs with super catchy melodies and melancholy lyrics with subtle wit.” -Guitar World

“Loudest acoustic act ever.” -Eon Hare, Daytrotter Engineer
The Diving Bell
The original diving bell was a vessel of the sea, the first craft that enabled people to explore far beneath the surface of the deep. The diving bell was audacious, ingenious and deeply flawed, full of extraordinary promise and exceptional risk.

The new Diving Bell, on the other hand, is a Chicago indie rock band. That's much less awesome than a proto-submarine, but we aim to make music with the same spirit of ambitious invention and reckless exploration that defined the original.
Tyler Sjostrom
Music wrought by the love of the wild & the pursuit of truth, spun as cognitive word vomit with the frills of folk.
Venue Information:
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647