Dos Santos, Brett Conlin & The Midnight Miles, The Memphis Dives + TBA 4/3
April 03, 2020 07:30 PM
Dos Santos (Chicago, IL) - Progressive, Alternative, Latin, Salsa, Rock
Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta is a Chicago-based band that rocks the sounds of popular Latin dance genres with psychedelic flare, from Colombian Cumbia to Afro-Caribbean Salsa. Recently voted Chicago's Best Emerging Artist of 2015 by the Deli Magazine's Readers Poll, their gritty and grassroots approach captures the “golden age” of streamlined tight-knit ensembles of the 1970s and 80s that shook sweatbox dance floors with fierce energy all over Latin America—honest dance music with no frills and no fear, anchored by reverb-slathered guitars, Hammond organ, and syncopated percussion.
After making their debut in May of 2013, Dos Santos has been steadily making the rounds at Chicago’s premiere live music venues and festivals—from the prestigious Millennium Park Summer Music Series at the Pritzker Pavilion to the exclusive Chicago World Music Festival. In March of 2015, they released their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album Dos Santos and subsequently made appearances at SXSW, the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, and the Ruido Fest Latin Alternative Music Festival. They’ve toured the U.S. Southwest, East Coast, and have showcased at the APAP Global Performance Arts Conference and Marketplace. In addition, they have taped live sessions at the world-renowned Latin music headquarters Congahead Studios with the legendary Martin Cohen and WBEZ Chicago’s Live From Studio 10 curated by Vocalo, among others. The band recently released their follow-up EP entitled “Fonografic” on Electric Cowbell Records which was produced by Beto Martínez of Grammy Award-winning Grupo Fantasma.
The group’s five members (Peter Vale, Alex Chavez, Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo, Jaime Garza, Nathan Karagianis) have their own storied careers in a range of styles—including jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa, and electronica—in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education and social justice organizing. Their visceral sound draws from this sonic, cultural, and political well of influence, and is guaranteed to make you move.
Brett Conlin & The Midnight Miles (Bloomington-Normal, IL) - Rock & Roll, Americana
Like many of his songwriting colleagues, Conlin started off playing in Punk Rock bands and slowly evolved into the self-reflecting persona he holds dear today. 70's Country, raw Rock & Roll and Folk music collide in his debut album "Glad To See You Go". A few chords and catchy melodies provide the soundtrack to his life, whether it be exaggerated or first-hand.
Much of his newer material is steering back toward his Punk roots. Personal highs and lows, the increasing value of friendship and the helplessness of outliving your youth are all abundantly present in these songs. Conlin's new single, Good Old Days, approaches the ongoing stigma of mental health issues. "I wanted to write a song that said goodbye to this good old days of our youth mentality. We all need to move on from that and realize that our best days can be every day if we let them. I also wanted to let people know that depression is something I've struggled with like many others. The line at the end of the song that says we are not beyond repair is no joke. It's the thing that most of us need to hear and never do.", Conlin said about his latest release.The song also allows a new persona to come into play for Conlin. The once ex-Punk gone Country singer has evolved again into a sound filled with echoey guitars and Springsteen-esque approach to telling a story. At his live shows this all combines into a dose of Folk-Punk and Alt-Country with hard hitting lyrics to drown all of our collective sorrows in solidarity.
Brett Conlin & The Midnight Miles is his new vision as presented by a 4-piece band.
The Memphis Dives (Galesburg, IL) - Roots Rock, Americana, Rockabilly
Four guys from drastically different musical backgrounds coming together to bring something new to the local scene. The Memphis Dives will make you want to drink and dance!
Cover: $8 Advance Tickets at the Attached Link/$10 DOS
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