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Love In October

Love In October

Will Phalen, 8-Bit Creeps

Thu · February 28, 2019

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


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Love In October
Love In October
Though based out of Chicago, the indie rock outfit Love in October can easily trace its roots back to Sweden. Erik Widman (vocals, guitar) relocated from his native Sweden to Michigan in 2000 to attend college, his brother Kent (bass) following him out there two years later. In 2006, both relocated again together, this time to Minneapolis, where the longtime musical partners started up a new project entitled Love in October. The band was rounded out by a revolving door of various members in the early days and initially had a power pop sound to their music.

They eventually entered the studio with producer Ed Rose (The Get Up Kids, The Casket Lottery, Motion City Soundtrack) to record their debut EP. The resulting Words of Sound appeared in late February 2007 via the Musik Group. In addition to just songwriting, however, Love in October further enjoy the visual arts, taking time to produce short films and music videos for themselves, and they garnered a healthy amount of online buzz for the video for their single "A Day in the Life Of." The video and song even earned the band a Best Music on Campus nomination for the 2007 MTVu Woodies, the awards handed out by the college-oriented arm of MTV.
Will Phalen
For Will Phalen, it’s about writing songs with depth and feeling. But Phalen doesn’t stop there. He takes his lyrics and his melodies and surrounds them with textures and sounds that move the music far beyond.
8-Bit Creeps
8-bit crEEps make new sounds on old circuits. Electro-Surf / Post-Punk. Sounds like Syd Barrett singing happy birthday to David Byrne while Bowie takes a bath.
Venue Information:
Chop Shop.
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647