Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$12 in advance / $15 at the door
Advance Base [co-headlining]
(of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone)
Nicholas Krgovich [co-headlining]
(of Dear Nora)
The Reds, Pinks, & Purples
dream pop electric folk post-indie sad pop
-Advance Base is the solo project of Chicago, IL singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone).
Using a two-handed arsenal of electric piano, Omnichord, samplers, effect pedals & drum machines, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed ballads around his conversational baritone. The warm, electronic sound of Advance Base has been described as "lo-fi," "depressed" & "weirdly uplifting."
The debut Advance Base album, A Shut-In's Prayer, was released in 2012, & was one of MOJO Magazine's favorite albums of the year. PopMatters named Nephew in the Wild the #1 Indie Pop Album of 2015.
Animal Companionship, the third & most recent album by Advance Base, was released September 21, 2018 by Run For Cover Records / Orindal Records. GoldFlakePaint & Various Small Flames both listed Animal Companionship among their favorite albums of 2018.
Advance Base is named after the Antarctic meteorological station & psychedelic death trap that nearly killed Admiral Richard E. Byrd during the winter of 1934.
-Nicholas Krgovich is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver, Canada. Described by the legendary Robert Wyatt as “quite beautiful, very touching… human” he has been releasing records and playing shows since 2002.
He formed his first band P:ANO while still in high school, they made a string of acclaimed chamber pop albums, which led to recordings with the girl group-inspired GIGI, the icy displacement of the R&B informed NO KIDS, and most recently (and consistently) the singular pop dreams released under his own name. Even though the material is often wildly diverse, there is an unmistakable sense of Krgovich’s deep commitment to exploring the endless possibilities of pop, his discerning ear for sonic detail, and an ambition that occasionally borders on the absurd.
With songs that owe as much to the Great American Songbook as to perennial favourites like Sade, Prefab Sprout and Stephen Sondheim, Krgovich has been moving between genres, forms and instrumentation, creating a rich musical world comprised of intricate vocal melodies, lush orchestral arrangements, layers of analog synths, slinky guitars and tight rhythms of the human (and inhuman) variety and an inimitable lyrical style that is as reflective and honest as it is wry and idiosyncratic.
He has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan and collaborated with artists such as Mount Eerie, Nite Jewel, Amber Coffman (Dirty Projectors) and Dear Nora. He has participated in a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, written a prison break musical for Vancouver’s Push Festival, and contributed songs to a myriad of film and television productions.
Krgovich is currently working on a follow up to 2018's "OUCH", as well as a collaborative LP with Joseph Shabason (Destroyer, War on Drugs) both due in 2020.
The Reds, Pinks, & Purples
-San Francisco, CA
-DIY kitchen pop project of Glenn Donaldson, (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums etc). resident of San Francisco's Inner Richmond district.