Canasta

Canasta

Jonny Rodgers, Conductive Alliance

Sun, August 7, 2011

8:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

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Canasta
Canasta
Rarely is new music categorized as being both immediately accessible and dizzyingly complex, but Priest and co-founder Elizabeth Lindau manage this feat so adroitly at times that it even makes Win Butler and Régine Chassagne look like rookies. With no fewer than a dozen instruments and sometimes nearly as many performers, the eleven tracks that comprise The Fakeout, the Tease, and the Breather cover a vast emotional terrain that ranges from exuberant and impassioned to tender and introspective.

Music, as we know, is an incredibly referential art form, and Canasta has expertly cherry picked the finest aspects of three of indie rock’s most powerful names in creating an album that manages to astound just as much on the first listen as it does on the fifth. If you were to pigeonhole an act into a subgenre – as rock crits are wont to do – then Canasta’s most obvious connection is with The Arcade Fire, whose highly anticipated third album sees its release in August. Montreal chamber pop darling references aside, the guitars bristle and shimmer more in the manner of Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla, while Priest’s airy vocals and occasionally buoyant pop tunes recall The New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman. Whether you consider yourself a devoted follower of all three acts or just a casual fan of one, Canasta’s poignant songwriting and technical fluency means everyone walks away happy.
Jonny Rodgers
Jonny Rodgers
Currently living in the Yale University dominated
town of New Haven, CT Jonny Rodgers writes beautiful, quirky songs using guitars, tuned wine glasses, electronics and a unique chamber orchestra. He is also a composer/producer, writing chamber, orchestral and choral music for concert and for film.
Conductive Alliance
Conductive Alliance
Chicago’s hypnotic and intriguing Conductive Alliance shimmers into view like a mirage in the desert. The quartet, along with a handful of friends, crafts a sound that is equal parts aggressive Ambience, pointy Math Rock, lush Baroque Pop, evocative Classical arrangements and a swirling and cacophonous experimentalism
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com