Thomas Comerford

Thomas Comerford

Panoramic and True, Sarah Holtschlag

Thu, July 17, 2014

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

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Thomas Comerford
Thomas Comerford
Chicago-based singer-songwriter, filmmaker, and educator Thomas Comerford makes dreamy-textured country rock, influenced by classic country artists, ‘90s Americana, and modern-day life. His latest album, II (recorded locally at Pieholden Suite Sound), was named one of RedEye’s “Top Chicago Albums of 2014.”
Panoramic and True
Panoramic and True
Panoramic & True is a pop band from Chicago; their clean, tense, and melodic sound has been praised by Rolling Stone, MTV, Chicago Tribune, WXRT, and NPR’s WBEZ, among others.

Formed by songwriter John Lennox after cutting his teeth in Montreal’s mid-2000 scene, Panoramic & True began in 2007 as an orchestral pop experiment: an electric guitar and a string quartet. As an eight-piece the band began touring the midwest and east coast in 2010, then embellished Lennox’s attic studio of castaway analog gear and spent the winter of 2012 recording the blend of garage, 60s soul, British Invasion, and indie pop that would become "Wonderlust" (Raymond Roussel Records).

"Wonderlust"’s signature—a mix of overdriven dirt and shimmer, explosive tom drum rolls, and high modern chamber pieces—earned Panoramic & True praise from local and national media.

Calling the experiment a success, in 2013 Lennox pushed for change: seeking a sparser sound, the band switched to its current four-piece guitar-based lineup and sought a sharper, crisper, and dancier sound for their "Wonderlust" follow-up. The "Bells" 7" single, released in 2013, channels a funk/disco vibe (though never losing Lennox’s cadences or the band’s instinctive sense of melody) and features, all at once, hand drums, a Rhodes breakdown, and of course, bicycle bells.

Panoramic & True is John Lennox (guitar/vocals/keys), Randy Mollner (guitar), Patrick Pritchett (bass), and Daniel Majid (drums). The band is currently working on its third full-length LP.
Sarah Holtschlag
Sarah Holtschlag
Sarah Holtschlag's songs are an uppercut as much as a french kiss. From fightin and truckin songs to woebegone lullabies about forget-you-not low-flying birds, her sounds charm as well as haunt, tilt as well as persuade.

In the growing up times, Sarah lived in the foothills of factory towers in mid-Michigan. There she learnt to play the singing saw (a 26″ stainless steel blade from ace hardware).

-Ferris Dayton, Chicago music critic
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com