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Friday November 18 2016
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• ALL AGES
The Orwells
 garage punk rock
Dante Elephante
 alternative indie pop rock
 art rock garage rock lo-fi

The Orwells
-from Elmhurst, IL

-Chicago indie rock types the Orwells were in their last year of high school in 2011 when they signed to L.A.-based blogger Justin Gage's Autumn Tone record label after they initially sent him a link to their video with hopes it would lead to being featured on his website. They formed in 2009 when cousins Mario Cuomo (vocals) and Dominic Corso (guitar) teamed up with brothers Grant (bass) and Henry Brinner (drums), alongside their friend Matt O'Keefe (guitar), and started making music. The combination of their raw youth and rasping melodies on single "Mallrats (La La La)" was picked up by the likes of Pitchfork and was swiftly followed by the release of their debut album, Remember When, in 2012. They graduated high school early in 2013 and immediately set out on the road and toured nonstop for the majority of the year, stopping briefly to record EP Other Voices with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek in the summer. Their frenetic live performances brought interest from a host of major labels, but they eventually signed to Atlantic Records and headed to the studio with indie producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian) to work on new material. The following year they set out with Arctic Monkeys on a North American tour and appeared on American talk show Late Show with David Letterman. Their sophomore effort, Disgraceland, arrived later that year.

Dante Elephante
Ruben Zarate: Guitar/VOX, Kevin Boutin: Guitar/VOX
Tommy Devoy: Drums, Johnny Lopez: Bass
Elijah Blackwell: Keyboards/Synths
-from San Francisco/Los Angeles, CA

-Dante Elephante is an Alternative Indie Rock band from California with a recent release "German Aquatics" on Echo Park based record label Lolipop Records. "Anglo-Saxon Summer" out now produced by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen.

Warner Hiatt, Alex Polhill, Malik Shakur & Nick Smyrniotis
-from Los Angeles, CA

-This album is about a car accident I was in, along with a few other events in my life. Two friends and I were in a car that flipped and practically got crunched to half its size. When my two friends and I exited the incinerated vehicle, we did not have a single scratch on us. We were so lucky to be safe, unharmed and able to walk away. The next few months after the accident, I started thinking to myself that I may actually be dead and my reality was all just a comatose dream that I made up.