August 31st, 2017 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org!
6:30p – The Moses Gun
Chicago trio The Moses Gun have been locally relevant for years thanks to a tireless work ethic and undying sense of wonder and excitement about their future. A multicultural band that prove year after year they have more in the tank; live and in the studio. Garage, alternative pop, and metal seem to compete within the band’s unrelenting sound. TMG have been heard, praised, and noticed nationally. Lead singer/guitarist Vell Mullens is unique in the way he encompasses sub-pop culture, eye of the world, twisted relationship material, with a drizzle of sarcasm. Bassist Rich Harris and drummer Jim Kendall bring and hold it all together. The threesome’s inspirations and tastes are vast and wide but come together locked and focused. No single genre is seemingly overlooked when it comes to The Moses Gun, although their favorite seems to be anything with distortion.
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All Ages //$5 //
7:30p – Kelli Frances Corrado
Kelli Frances Corrado is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She is a quilt of memories and mysticism. Growing up in Chicago, she would sneak out during school nights to see hip hop shows and spend weekends learning prayer rituals taught by a Romani grandmother. This set a unique musical foundation. Leading her to pursue opera training, string arranger, beat making and classical poetry.Giving voice to her spiritual beliefs. She has lived many lives before putting her heart in song: military wife, social worker, student, teacher, wanderer. Living in the Black Forest, London and by the sea. These patches of experience bring together a musical broth of magical realism and urban life ripe of lucid dreams and superstition.
Her quirky and enchanting dreamworld opened in 2012 with debut release ‘Diamond Matter’, Aphonia Recordings. Noticed first by the almighty Ruth Barnes BBC6/ Resonance FM Radio, a feature in feminist blog ‘The Girls Are…’ and a grant from The Grammy Foundation. With her sophomoric release ‘SHEREPHERDESS’ on Flat Field Records, brought a richly layered blanket of sight and sound. With videos ‘Swan Initiative’ highlighted by NME and ‘Lonely, Samba Style’ premiered in Stackedd Magazine and played on OKTV Vienna by artist CHRA from labels Comfort Zone/Blackest ever Black
Kelli Frances wandering spirit comes through in her recording choices. Using weird and wonderful places- a seaplane port, boat house, warehouse with six second reverb and an old school from the 1900’s. Bringing in an assortment of talented musicians and producers: Brian Deck/Iron & Wine, Adrienne Davies/Earth, Derek Terran/Wind Burial, Grant Olsen/Gold Leaves, Shawn Hatfield/Amon Tobin, Caitlin Olive on violin and Jeffery Mcnulty as co-producer on both releases.
Her soon to be released newest work, ‘Book of Echoes’ is her first concept album- 7 songs about 7 Arc angels and 7 healing lessons. Release date spring 2017 on Flat Field Records.
In between her adventures, Kelli Frances resides in Seattle and Brooklyn. She is also an active member of the Female:Pressure collective and co-curator for the performance series, Society of Wonder at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.
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