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Chop Shop and Live Nation presents


Fri · August 24, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Resting confidently within layers of synthesizers and demonstrative drums, Critical Mistakes EP, the debut release from Denver, Colorado based 888 , rests a poignant and reoccurring message- “Don’t give up.” Throughout the course of the infectious Alternative-Electro EP, road-tested frontman Danny Stillman repeatedly reaffirms the significance and impact of staying the course. Regardless of life’s accomplishments and catastrophes, the band, rounded out by (drummer) Danny Cooper, definitely accentuate the importance of continuing on. Critical Mist akes EP opening track and lead single “ Critical Mistakes” professes “Come wake me up before I die and never get to live,” before adding “let the tide wash away my critical m istakes”. Unwilling to rest easy, 888 is pushing forward and reaching for more.
That tenacity bleeds through the entirety of their self produced EP. Combining the enlightenment that complements growing into our own skin, Critical Mistakes EP explores the drive to succeed and change in relationships that accompany this era of life.“ Youn g and In Love” explores temporary infatuation and limitless possibility before life-altering responsibilities settle in. Each track solidifies the band’s impetuous intentions to live in the moment and to experience each occasion wholeheartedly. Placed impeccably over an ambiance of optimistic and animated orchestration, a contrast of hope and reality are flawlessly achieved. The band has come of age as a collective who’ve together spent over a decade conquering numerous styles of music in several different bands. The blending experience with personal growth in both musical taste and talents has culminated into a spry and animated explosion of sound.
“ Critical Mistakes” has quickly turned heads, spreading internationally and become a top pick for prominent playlists. The duo won KTCL’s 2015 “Hometown For The Holidays” competition in both fan voting and live performance categories, cementing their place in Denver’s burgeoning music scene and garnering the attention of radio stations all across the country. 888 has since headlined Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour, opened for Andrew McMahon, The Rocket Summer, and secured festival appearances are Lollapalooza, Firefly, Bottlerock, ACL, Hangout Music Festival and more. The band is set to release their second album this fall, setting up 2018 to be there best year to date.
Venue Information:
Chop Shop.
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647