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Black Esther, Jeff Schaller, Danny Cozzi 2/17

February 17, 2020 09:00 PM

Black Esther (Bloomington, IL) - Indie, Electronic

The project of Bryan Byers, Black Esther was born out of a dark basement in the Midwest. Started as a way to creatively explore music and songwriting on his own, Byers spent years experimenting and refining in private. After a medical diagnosis, Byers started to focus his songwriting on anxiety, depression, and coping with the stresses of life. Heavy lyrics paired with infectious melodies and danceable beats defines the Black Esther aesthetic that one venue owner described as "sad-boy party music." 

Encouraged by friends and family to perform live, Byers has embraced the DIY approach, creating synchronized light shows, performing with video game peripherals, and designing and creating merchandise with the help of live-collaborator Ryan Johnston (guitar, synth, backup vocals). Byers writes, performs, and records every instrument in his music, for creations that are extremely personal, and wholly him, to share his journey and connect with those around him in the best way he knows how.

Jeff Schaller (Chicago, IL) - Punk, Rock

Jeff is the leader of Jeff Schaller and the Long Way Home (formerly Movies About Animals). Here, Jeff will perform solo.

Danny Cozzi (Chicago, IL) - Rock & Roll, Americana

The guitarist of Chicago Punk Rock band, All the Wine, this will be Danny's first time at nightshop, as he's doing some dates with Jeff Schaller,

Doors: 8PM

Music: 9PM (After Dart League)

Cover: $6

All Ages Until 10PM, so basically 21+