$8 advance / $10 door / 21+
7:30 doors / 8 show
Owen Ashworth used to release his lo-fi keyboard pop under the name Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, but these days he calls it Advance Base. Walking the line between electronic music and traditional singer-songwriter forms, Ashworth writes minimalist, heavy-hearted and nostalgia-obsessed songs of longing and regret. His conversational, baritone vocals sing stories of hard-luck Midwesterners and their demons amid swirls of electric pianos, Omnichords, drum machines and samples. Advance Base’s second album, “Nephew in the Wild,” was named No. 1 indie pop album of 2015 by PopMatters.
Karima Walker is an experimental musician from Tucson, Arizona. Interweaving drone, field recordings, tape loops and traditional song structures, she creates large, paced arrangements that provide a horizon for her minimal, ambient songwriting. Wake the Deaf named Karima Walker’s self-released 2016 cassette “Hands in Our Names” one of their favorite albums of the year. Orindal Records will release a newly remixed, resequenced and remastered vinyl edition of the album March 24.
Hope Chest combines tape loop compositions, synthesizer experiments and computer manipulation to build an experimental, ambient sound.