CIMMfest Presents: Chicago Mixtape 4-Year Anniversary Party, Santah

CIMMfest Presents: Chicago Mixtape 4-Year Anniversary Party

Santah

Pet Lions, Weatherman

Sat, April 18, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

CIMMfest Presents: Chicago Mixtape 4-Year Anniversary Party
CIMMfest Presents: Chicago Mixtape 4-Year Anniversary Party
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Chicago Mixtape is a local institution curating and providing free digital music from great local musicians weekly. Its showcase is headlined by Santah, a Chicago quintet with an eternally sunny disposition and charming vocal harmonies that can transform even the most frigid Chicago winters. Also performing will be Pet Lions and Weatherman, an experimental pop duo consisting of vocalist/pianist Annie Higgins and drummer Jason Toth.
Santah
Santah
Chicago's haziest pop rock group, Santah, commands crowds with entrancing drum and bass grooves lathered with blinding kaleidoscope synth textures and ornate vocal harmonies. Contrasting their love for the art of the song with a lust for the spontaneity of raw emotion, the band sways with a brazen honesty that transforms each performance into a communal reflection of the self and its twin.
Their sophomore full-length CHICO made both the Red Eye’s and Chicago Magazine’s 2015 year-end lists of best independent releases while alluring new lovers outside their hometown:
"[Santah] added serious doses of punch and fire to an already powerful sound, giving them the ability to swarm and destroy with their harmonies and blistering walls of sound" - Paste Magazine / Daytrotter
"Heavenly stoned yet permanently grounded. They're as groovy as a soda bar and full of such strong, hallucinatory lyricism that you can paint a picture to damn near every song." - These Days
"[Santah] should also garner comparisons to a more folksy version of Vampire Weekend or a younger, slightly more poppy Wilco and/or Whiskytown. However they got their sound, it's definitely one worthy of lengthy exploration" - Consequence of Sound
"Dreamy folk-pop from a Chicago quintet that rides the beautiful vocal interplay of brother/sister singer-guitarists Stanton and Vivian McConnell, nearly threatenig to build to Arcade Fire-level intensity" - Spin Magazine
Pet Lions
Pet Lions
For having only been around since July 2008, the Chicago indie pop rock band Pet Lions have made quite the name for themselves. The group, comprised of Karl Ostby, Shuhei Yamamoto, Tom Owens, and Matt Dahl, skyrocketed to local notoriety with only their live shows behind them. The energy emitted at every Lions’ show was enough to garner the band a lasting affection of music fans throughout the Midwest.
Weatherman
Weatherman
Weatherman is a minimal, experimental pop collaboration between pianist/vocalist Annie Higgins and drummer Jason Toth, with exploratory electronics from composer Joshua Dumas and harmony vocals from singer Angela James. Their inaugural recordings, engineered and mixed by Alex Inglizian at Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio, will be released by La Société Expéditionnaire in Feb 2015.

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