Sunjacket – Tickets – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL – August 6th, 2017


Kickstand Productions Presents!


Sedgewick, 100 Options, Our Cadence

Sun, August 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 17 and over

Sunjacket is a four-piece indie rock band from Chicago. In the fall of 2014, Bryan Kveton (vocals, guitar, synth), Carl Hauck (vocals, guitar, synth), and Garret Bodette (drums, percussion) took a year off from playing shows to finish writing and recording songs for their debut LP, after which Jeff Rukes (bass, synth) joined the group.

The result is Mantra, an “expansive exploration of human compulsions” (Stereogum), whose 10 tracks range from dark, synth-driven pop to layered, syncopated rock, with moments of ambient sparseness in between.

Released September 16, 2016, the album was produced in collaboration with Fraser McCulloch (of Brooklyn band Milagres) and mastered by Joe Lambert (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors, Local Natives).
Hear: a steady upright bass singing low—over the sounds of kids laughing and playing; soft, intricate vocal harmonies that melt together like cream; the hum of strings like a soft swarm of bees; a gratifying rhythmic shift. Take these elements (among others), add lyrics that feel almost-familiar, not because you've heard them but because you've felt them before, and you have Chicago-based group Sedgewick.

The multi-dimensional songs of Sedgewick's debut EP "Gardens" offer gentle arcs and motion (both moving forward and pulling back, in semblance to the tide) and call forth history, a bittersweet nostalgia (as if there is any other kind of nostalgia). Members sing of nostalgia that it is an act of "grasping at vines." At times, the listener is situated in a park-like public space, or perhaps by a river. At other times, more organic sounds are infiltrated by the buzz of something mechanical like a heart monitor in a hospital, or the glitch of a subtle malfunction of one of the many devices on which most of our daily lives rely.

These tunes echo a circular trajectory, evoking present, past and future. This uncanny comfort doesn't occur just because the artists who comprise Sedgewick have been making music together for many years now or because this music sounds like the craft of old friends—but because the many layers of each song guide listeners through an experience of time on a loop. And because this experience of time is, in fact, a reflection of life, there is joy and relief to be found in these songs, a kind of sonic sympathy.

It's as though the young, talented musicians, artists who come from the west, east, and very center of this diverse country, are making some kind of map key together. Their directory speaks of the novice of walking, paving a new path beside an old road that is sometimes buckling, sometimes regrettably sturdy.
100 Options
100 Options
100 Options is Goose Diegans and Brian Asbury making music in Chicago.

Their latest effort, Ergodic Sleet, is an evolving blend of electronics, guitar, drums and voice.

The album is a capstone for the group's creative efforts in 2016.

In 2017, they will be bringing their sounds to stages throughout Chicago and the Midwest.

"We try to make a consistent effort to use electronic sounds without sacrificing musicianship. We enjoy lifting samples and layering them into our sound. That process of collaborating and finding vocals/sounds will always be an integral part of the band." - Brian Asbury, 100 Options
Our Cadence
Our Cadence
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618

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