Minor Moon, Adeline Hotel, Johanna Samuels

Minor Moon

Adeline Hotel

Johanna Samuels

Sun, July 30, 2017

6:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$5.00

Minor Moon
Minor Moon
Minor Moon is the songwriting project of Sam Cantor, a musician based in Chicago, IL. Minor Moon’s soulful, intricate, “americana-esque” sound strikes a unique balance between a vintage and modern palate, mysterious and revelatory lyrics, and a contemplative and emphatic spirit.

Minor Moon’s latest effort is a 5 song EP titled What Our Enemies Know. Inspired in large part by the experience of moving from New England to the Midwest, Cantor’s
newest handful of songs explore the tension between being haunted by ghosts and enemies, both real and imagined, while
simultaneously affirming the lightness and love required to overcome these challenges. Across the EP, the tracks reverberate within and reflect upon one another, and Cantor’s songwriting demonstrates both discipline and experimentation; the performances captured during these recording sessions are at once raw and improvisational while existing within a meticulous approach to songcraft. In addition to Cantor on guitar and vocals, What Our Enemies Know features Nathan Bojko on drums, Michael Downing on bass and vocals, and Colin Drozdoff on keyboards.
Adeline Hotel
Adeline Hotel
Adeline Hotel is the project of songwriter Dan Knishkowy. New album "It's Alright, Just The Same" was produced by songwriter/composer Will Stratton and is out now via Wild Kindness.
Johanna Samuels
Johanna Samuels
Indie-songstress Johanna Samuels is a breath of fresh air. She revives the singer-songwriter genre with carefully crafted lyrics and earnest pop-laden choruses. The native New Yorker grew up in Los Angeles, before returning to NY at the age of 18. She spent her time in school singing in school choirs, learning to play the songs of her musical heroes by ear. Naturally, Samuels began writing music of her own in her bedroom. At a time where the burgeoning music scene in Brooklyn was bustling DIY venues merging shows that showcased both well-known indie acts with dozens of undiscovered artists, Samuels was inspired to take her songs to the stage. Soon she was playing sold out shows at Glasslands and Union Pool.

In 2012 she recorded and self-released a six-track EP, Giant Fantasy Life and assembled a 4-piece backing band. Her sincere performances drew audiences in, making her one of the most promising acts to rise out of the New York indie scene.

In early spring of 2013 she recorded her first full-length album, titled "Double Bind". After recording basic tracks with the band at a quilt factory-turned-studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Samuels and drummer Fen Ikner worked on the tracks whenever the had a chance.The songs on "Double Bind" were written in Johanna’s apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and all share a sentiment of necessary separation or as Samuels puts it “…attempting to own myself and stand on my two feet.”

Samuels moved back to LA late last year, a sound that is reflected in her latest EP produced by Sean O'Brien "Home and Dry: Told a Lie". The songs on the EP melt thoughtful narratives with sunny arrangements. Samuels enters the latest chapter in her artistry, while earnestly pouring out her heart, soul and creativity in the form of ear candy for us all. The best is yet to come.

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