Citizen – Tickets – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL – October 20th, 2016


Kickstand Productions Presents!

Sold Out: Citizen

Nicole Dollanganger, Free At Last

Thu, October 20, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 17 and over

Citizen is a punk/indie band that hails from Toledo, Ohio. With some of their members still in high school, to date they've released "The Only Place I Know", a split EP with local friends The Fragile Season [Either/Or Records], which was met with great reviews. Their song "Tracking Time" was included on the compilation "Vs The Earthquake", released after the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in early 2011.

The band released their debut EP, entitled "Young States" (recorded by Jay Maas at The Getaway Recording Studio), digitally on September 1st, 2011 and will be releasing the 12″ LP in January 2012 via Either/Or Records and UK-based City Of Gold Records.

Signing to Mightier Than Sword at the end of 2011, Citizen will also be entering the studio in mid-January to record two tracks for an upcoming split with Virginia Beach, VA-based Turnover, to be released Spring 2012 via Mightier Than Sword/Broken Rim Records. With infectious melodies and a passionate live show, Citizen is poised to be a name you won't soon forget.
Nicole Dollanganger
Nicole Dollanganger
Nicole Dollanganger is astonishingly gifted and utterly terrifying. Her sweet, instantly memorable melodies feel like they could have been honed at Sun Studios or the Brill Building rather than a bathroom inrural Ontario, but her lyrics paint astonishing portraits of horrific violence, forbidden longing, and secretpain. The "Flowers In The Attic" reference in her stage name is only the tip of the iceberg - after hitting play you're equally likely to be confronted with lyrics describing nostalgia for the smell of rotting corpses as you are disarmingly sweet odes to the joy of pet ownership. The unassuming ease with which she shifts between extremes has attracted a devoted following which shows appreciation by collecting her home-recorded albums
and hand-drawn zines, posting fan art on Tumblr, and mailing her their teeth and locks of hair.
"Natural Born Losers", her newest album, found her stepping out of the bedroom for the first time.

Her remarkable voice, now rendered with diamond-sharp clarity, delivers her harrowing songs with white-hot intensity. The work she did with friends in their basement studios broke her sound wide-open – during gentler moments, it sounds like Doom Metal Mazzy Star, or like Tammy Wynette fronting Explosions in the Sky. Elsewhere, it's haunted by searing feedback and distant, thundering percussion that echoes stated influences like Type O Negative, Samhain, and Morbid Angel. It's like heartland music for a dystopian hellscape; a Dolly Parton of despair.
After hearing an early demo version of the album, her friend and contemporary Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, reacted strongly: "This blew my brain up so hard that I literally started a label to fucking put it out because its a crime against humanity for this music to not be heard," she said when asked for comment.

"Natural Born Losers" was the debut release of the new Grimes co-founded label, Eerie Organization, in October 2015. Throughout November 2015 Dollanganger supported Grimes on the Rhinestone Cowgirls Tour and later in March 2016, AMC's The Walking Dead aired one of Dollanganger's unreleased songs in episode 81 "Twice As Far".
Free At Last
Free At Last
Free At Last is a hardcore band from Springfield, Missouri.
"What's Inside 4 Walls" out now on Moshers Delight Records!
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618

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