Free Cake For Every Creature

CHIRP welcomes:

Free Cake For Every Creature

Amy O, Emily Jane Powers

Wed, August 15, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

Free Cake For Every Creature
Free Cake For Every Creature
Free Cake For Every Creature is a soft pop band currently based in Philadelphia. Beginning in upstate New York in 2012 as the recording project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Katie Bennett, the band has since expanded to include a rotating cast of friends and musicians.

For the newest collection of songs, “The Bluest Star”, Katie, long-term band members Francis Lyons and Heeyoon Won, and many friends spent the second half of 2017 slowly recording tracks in various rooms in Katie and Francis’ apartment on a busy street in West Philly. While these songs are a return to Katie’s comfortable home-recording beginnings, they also lay the foundation for a growing project based on collaboration, experimentation, and intentional arrangements. With specificity and honesty, Bennett sings about friendship, love present & past, and the painful process of letting people out of her life.
Amy O
Amy O
Singer/songwriter from Bloomington, IN.
Emily Jane Powers
Emily Jane Powers
Emily Jane Powers is a Chicago indie pop artist who plays guitar, violin, keys, drums, and sings. While she incorporates aspects of 60s pop, folk, and punk into her music, she has never looked to any influence but herself for a sense of direction. Known primarily for her densely arranged bedroom pop, Emily recently finished Part of Me, a new album that peels back the layers to reveal her most direct songwriting and creative production to date.

Emily's music has been a well-kept secret for over a decade. New listeners who stumble upon her back catalog will be overwhelmed by its size and richness. Starting in Michigan in 2002, Emily wrote and recorded an album nearly every year, honing a bedroom pop sound that was simultaneously lush, intimate, and playful. Fiercely independent, her albums were generally DIY in spirit and technique, but the final product had an undeniable universal appeal that set her apart from the lo-fi scene. Her sugary and multilayered sound reached perfection on 2009's Undertone, a joyfully luxuriant set of ten expertly crafted songs.

On Part of Me, Emily assesses the value and durability of her ties to the past. As with many of her previous albums, it explores past loves and friendships with a touch of nostalgia and a touch of hurt. Part of Me focuses largely on the latter, feeling more often like an exorcism than a celebration. Assigning blame and offering forgiveness, Emily weighs the costs and benefits of her connections to the past in a struggle to determine which to keep and which to sever.

Part of Me is more of a collaborative project than Emily's previous work, enlisting the help of Christopher Gilbert (Timetables), Andrew Sadoway (Bent Shapes), Alec Jensen and Eric Brummitt (Dream Version). In addition to her solo work, Emily has recorded an EP with Andrew Sadoway as Snooze and an LP with Jasen Reeder (Page France) as Introductions.

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