The Annual SXSW Send Off Party

The Annual SXSW Send Off Party

OHMME, Waco Brothers, Fee Lion, Lala Lala, Bleach Party, ClickHole at the Hideout

Sat, March 11, 2017

5:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10 at the door

The Annual SXSW Send Off Party
The Annual SXSW Send Off Party
Chicago bands headed to Austin for SXSW hit the stage for an all-day showcase with the proceeds going to their respective treks down to the lone star state.


4:50 pm - Signature Move Movie Preview
5pm - Bleach Party
6pm - Lala Lala
7pm - Clickhole
8pm - Waco Brothers
9pm - Ohmme
10pm - Fee Lion
10:30 - Lumpen Radio DJs
OHMME
OHMME
Ohmme (formerly Homme) is a vocal project with a gnarled, grizzly, fuzzed-out guitar backbone. Duo Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham have a natural vocal harmony, and they let that shared energy guide their intuitive guitar movement throughout each unconventional track. The two were raised on different sides of classical music, with Stewart beginning piano lessons at age three and Cunningham joining the Chicago Children’s Choir in elementary school. These upbringings trained them both in a mathematical, driven approach to musical mastery, but Ohmme represents a release from this control. They joined forces in 2014, inspired by the free improvisational music scene in Chicago, and influenced by folk and avant-garde rock. Their combined vocal and musical talents yield an incredible dichotomy of harmony and chaos that leaves the audience wanting more.Both have served as backup vocalists for different performers within Chicago’s savemoney collective, and Stewart also writes for Indie Pop group Marrow and a jazz trio. The improvisational jazz scene is in a state of constant growth thanks to seeds originally planted all the way back to the 40’s by composer, performer and musician Sun Ra, and Ohmme has entrenched themselves within its layered folds. The resulting songs comprise a self-titled EP that’s unconventional, free-wheeling, and dynamic.
Waco Brothers
Waco Brothers
Waco Brothers are a five-piece, mostly Chicago based band consisting of Dean Schlabowske and Joe Camarillo - both Dollar Store band members - and three British expats: Jon Langford (Mekons, Skull Orchard, Pine Valley Cosmonauts), Tracey Dear, and Alan Doughty (Jesus Jones). The group’s most recent releases include Waco Express: Live & Kickin’ at Schuba’s Tavern (2008), Great Chicago Fire (2012), and Cabaret Showtime (2015) – respectively, a live recording, a joint project with Nashville songwriter Paul Burch, and a limited-quantity b-sides and covers album. Going Down in History is the group’s first formal studio album since 2005’s Freedom and Weep. Waco Brothers were initially forged in the mid-1990s as an outlet for rowdy live performances and to celebrate Chicago’s burgeoning country scene, and have since put out seminal, genre-defining albums, including To the Last Dead Cowboy, Cowboy in Flames, and others.

The Waco Brothers have been standing at the corner of punk urgency and Three-Chords-And-The-Truth country for 20 years now. They started at a time when it was deemed patently absurd to mix the two types of music, but the Wacos knew the score; they are different sides of the same coin, the personal wrapped in the political. And instead of travelling calculated creative boulevards during their career, the Waco Brothers have explored dark alleys and winding gravel paths through nine releases, all with the headlights off and the pedal to the metal, worrying (or not worrying) about end results later. With a body of work known for the indelicate and raucous, this may be their most deliberate and punchy yet—no one’s more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose. The title can be read two different ways, after all.

In a world of corporate-sponsored tours by lame-o alt-rockers complaining about their hotel suites and "country" stars who owe more to Boston than Bakersfield, the Wacos go out every night and play as if their lives depended on it. Their shows at SXSW and CMJ are legendary, and every year threaten to actually collapse under the weight of their runaway brilliance. If you're not drunk, sweaty and out of money at the end of one of their shows, then brother, we pity you.
Fee Lion
Fee Lion
Justina Kairyte is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and originator of FEE LION. Having spent too much time in New York, Justina is back in Chicago and spreading out her tentacles across all that the underground artist community has to offer. Part Bjork, part soulful siren (and of course part cat), FEE LION is best described as a future femme-folk diy solo project: often pairing driving rhythms with haunting, floating melodies.
Lala Lala
Lala Lala
Lala Lala is a three piece baby deer band from Chicago. Described by the Chicago Reader as "ragged, minimal postpunk," they have frequently toured the U.S. since forming two years ago. Abby, Lillie, & Karla like skating, sleeping, and discos. Their debut full length Sleepyhead was released digitally earlier this year and is being released on cassette via the label Manic Static this March.
Bleach Party
Bleach Party
"The surf rock meets punk rock band has made a name for itself in the city for their short tracks that bounce between singsong melodies and upbeat, energetic rhythms." - Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune

"In an episode of Scooby Doo set at a haunted luau, Bleach Party would be the band onstage. Half the time, I didn’t know whether to mosh or do the twist, but one way or another, this surf-punk act is gonna make you move." - Hannah Lorenz
ClickHole at the Hideout
ClickHole at the Hideout
First Thursdays of the month at the Hideout, a group of writers from ClickHole will present stories, tales, and PowerPoint presentations.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com