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Marina City

Fri · August 24, 2018

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

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

888
888
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.
Marina City
Marina City
Marina City’s blend of R&B and alternative pop create infectiously dark and commanding choruses that have garnered this Chicago based sextet their dedicated fanbase. Brooding synthesizers reminiscent of The Weeknd sweep through the songs, while biting and soulful Motown-eque vocals dance over the top. Inspired by some of music’s biggest icons; Michael Jackson, Prince, Queen, David Bowie, along with today’s most exciting artists; The 1975, Foster The People, and The Weeknd; Marina City walks that fine line, from “mainstream alternative” to “top 40 pop."

Nationally renowned festivals, such as Riot Fest, Warped Tour, and PIQNIQ have had Marina City grace their lineup. Singles, “Better Weather” and “Man In The Mirror” have been on rotation nationally for Cumulus radio stations and “Addicted” can be heard at Chicago Bulls games. Their musical distinctiveness has earned the six-piece praise from the likes of MTV News, Alternative Press, Rock Sound, the title of Band of the Year by the Chicago Nightlife Awards and Ernie Ball.
Venue Information:
Chop Shop.
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
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