ANCHR Magazine Showcase: Dream Version and Seesaw

ANCHR Magazine Showcase: Dream Version and Seesaw

Uma Bloo

Fri, September 28, 2018

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

ANCHR Magazine
ANCHR Magazine
Holding you down with the best new music: our mission at ANCHR is to create a vehicle for fans to discover the best new music, while also creating a platform for our favorite artists. Our online magazine will feature interviews, artist features, gig reviews, song recommendations and other content from the artists that we love. In order to keep negativity at bay, you won't find much criticism on this site-- if we don't like something, we just won't feature it. Join us on the journey of music discovery.
Dream Version
Dream Version
Dream Version hypothesizes that Kurt Cobain spent thirty minutes a week folding laundry, and their mission is to remind you of that idea. Arriving in a poppy Trojan Horse, Dream Version is here to blitz the romantic myth of the countercultural rock ‘n’ roll icon with an abrasive mix of candid introspection and wry detail. Since they formed in 2013, Dream Version has consistently reminded their hometown of Chicago that we’re all human and none of us heroes.

On their second album Fight Fair, the band focuses on their own inconsistent devotion to their ideals. With quirky, cerebral songs, Alec Jensen, frontman and songwriter, admits his privileged point of view, and the band collectively face palms when confronted with their own idleness vs. world injustices. As Jensen admits, he sees evil around him that needs to be fought, but a cocktail of poisonous psychological ingredients prevents him from ever taking action: a guilty Protestant’s need to focus on addressing the evil in himself, the empathetic drive to understand and even love evil people, and the need to simply get through his own day. The result is a detailed account of the psychological slapstick that turns a wannabe protester into a mere frustrated bystander.

With continuing inspiration from The Kinks, but an added dose of punk aggression from The Fall and Wire, Fight Fair is urgent and complex, but easily accessible. Dream Version continues to tour the Midwest in support of their new record.
Seasaw
Seasaw
Meg Golz and Eve Wilczewski started as co-workers, slowly courted each other into best friendship, and then magically into music-making conspirators - all along, guiding the ship that is their indie-pop duo Seasaw. Without every piece of this musical history together, it would have been impossible for them to create their upcoming release, Big Dogs.

Harnessing their team dynamic, the creation of this album demanded Seasaw be brutally honest and experimental with each other. This process allowed them to create Big Dogs, a wildly imaginative departure from their previous work that features lush soundscapes and powerful lyrical choices.

The album’s title Big Dogs is taken from the ridiculous and self-assigned name that some people in power give themselves, and the duo’s message is a sonically beautiful rejection of this outdated term, as well as a response the the world around them in 2018.

Seasaw has performed alongside Lucius, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Har Mar Superstar, Shakey Graves and many others. Big Dogs will be available on CD, LP and digitally on September 7th, 2018.

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