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Mansionair, Mikky Ekko, NoMBE

Live Nation and Chop Shop presents

Mansionair

Mikky Ekko

NoMBE

Wed · April 18, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

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This event is all ages

Mansionair
Mansionair
Atmospheric indie band Mansionair began in 2014 when Sydney, Australia-based producers/multi-instrumentalists Lachlan Bostock and Alex Nicholls met with local vocalist Jack Froggatt to work on some unfinished song sketches. The chemistry between the three was immediate and with the smooth, synth-leaning pop songs that grew from those early sessions, they formed Mansionair. It wasn't long before the band was both picked up by a label and touring in support of larger bands like Alt-J and Chvrches. The band issued a series of singles, gaining more traction with each new release. Their 2017 single "Easier" stood out -- streamed millions of times, it gained the band new followers at a rampant rate.
Mikky Ekko
Mikky Ekko
A singer/songwriter capable of bluesy grit and urban pop gloss, Mikky Ekko grew up steeped in gospel, traveling through Louisiana, Mississippi and the rest of America's deep south with his preacher father. After settling in Nashville, he performed as a sideman in several bands and established himself as a songwriting collaborator, but soon began working on his own music. His first release was 2009's largely a cappella Strange Fruit EP, which he followed by posting more songs online the following year. The track "Who Are You, Really?" caught the ear of left-field hip-hop producer Clams Casino, who went on to work with Ekko on the 2012 single "Pull Me Down," which was later remixed by Ryan Hemsworth. Ekko also released two other singles that year: "Feels Like the End" and "We Must Be Killers," which was featured on the second season of Teen Wolf. His biggest break to date came with the Rihanna duet "Stay," which was included on her 2012 album Unapologetic and was nominated for the 2013 Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy Award. In 2014, Ekko collaborated with David Guetta on the song "One Voice," which was a part of the United Nations' "The World Needs More Campaign"; he also worked with DJ/producer Chris Malinchak on the single "Stranger."

For his debut album, Ekko worked with Clams Casino as well as several other well-known producers, including Paul Epworth and David Sitek. The results, Time, arrived in January 2015. That year, he appeared on Giorgio Moroder's album Déjà Vu; in 2016, he reunited with Clams Casino on his major-label debut 32 Levels. To record his second album, Ekko returned to Nashville. Working with producer Jay Joyce, Ekko incorporated grittier sounds and influences into Fame, which was preceded by the singles "Blood on the Surface" and "Light the Way."
NoMBE
NoMBE
Reminiscent of a diary, NoMBe’s forthcoming debut album, They Might've Even Loved Me, is a brutally honest account of romance, sex and heartbreak. The album was inspired by an array of women who've helped shape his life: from his godmother Chaka Khan, to high school crushes, girlfriends and summer flings.
Venue Information:
Chop Shop.
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
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