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Friday July 14 2023
 7:30PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
$16 in advance / $18 at the door
Pool Kids
 mathy art rock
Sydney Sprague
 indie pop
Chase Petra
 indie pop punk

Pool Kids
-from Tallahassee, FL
-Pool Kids are energy. Raw, sporadic, and indisputably authentic, the four piece group originally hails from Tallahassee, FL. Pool Kids, the band’s masterful self-titled album, fuses fan-favorite math and art rock familiarities with a tide of emotional and technical growth, engulfing the listener in a wave of impassioned indie rock angst. ‘Pool Kids’ is the first studio album to include writing contributions from new additions Nicolette Alvarez and Andy Anaya, seeing the band at their final, most kinetic form. Recorded in Seattle by producer Mike Vernon Davis, the latest LP is more crisp and polished than ever before, blending synth layers with post-hardcore guitar riffs and indie-pop textures with hot-tempered vocals. While the universal pain we all feel as we stumble into adulthood serves as the connective thread that runs through each of the songs on the album, the individual songs subject matter cover a dynamic emotional range. From everything to coping with trauma, the dissolution of romantic relationships, disillusionment with and shedding of friendships, and more, all while maintaining the power, humor, and resilience that defines the band

Sydney Sprague
-from Phoenix, AZ
-Sydney Sprague is making music for the end of the world.

The singer/songwriter was encouraged by her parents to pursue songwriting early-on. She spent her formative years daydreaming alone in her room (decorated lovingly with Britney Spears and *NSYNC posters) and unknowingly incubating a talent that would ultimately lead to her future music career.

Backed by familiar-yet-surprising hooks and hard-hitting, topical lyrics, Sprague’s songwriting continues to evolve. With eyes on contemporaries like her 90’s idols, notably Avril Lavigne, she flawlessly carries that same fire, creativity, and wit into her 2021 release – maybe i will see you at the end of the world.

Sprague knew exactly who she wanted to produce her next record: Sam Rosson at Hall of Justice (Seattle, WA). “I met Sam through my friend Danielle Durack. He did her last two records, which I am obsessed with!” she coos, daydreaming of the days when Death Cab for Cutie recorded music in the same space.

The album creates a world of Sprague’s own creation: Every detail, down to the apocalyptic artwork, was deliberately painted so that the disparate parts become most vibrant when viewed as a whole. Though not birthed in 2020’s quarantine, the album goes a long way towards helping listeners deal with our new reality.

That’s because Sprague can only be authentic: “'maybe i will see you at the end of the world' is my bucket list all checked off. It was my life goal to make this album at this studio with these people, and now that it’s done, and in your hands/ears – I can breathe easy. Thank you for listening.”

Chase Petra
-from Long Beach, CA
-Chase Petra is a band that exists out of necessity. In other words, within this project, making music is not so much a choice as it is an inherent and inextricable feature of life. Hunter Allen, guitarist and vocalist, started the band in 2017 as a last ditch attempt to rediscover some long lost serotonin. Evan Schaid, drummer, joined shortly thereafter and Brooke Dickson, bassist and vocalist, rounded out the project in 2018.

Their debut album, 'Liminal', features quarter-life-crisis pop rock tunes rooted in early 2000s pop punk and indie rock. Meanwhile, the songs’ subject matter runs the gamut, covering everything from issues of social justice (i.e. sexism, classism) to personal growing pains and on to topics of the more nefarious variety. Chase Petra is willing to go just about anywhere and try just about anything and they are very much looking forward to the future.