Lever, Playing to Vapors, When We Was Kids, I Made You Myself @ Martyrs', Chicago [1 July]

Lever, Playing to Vapors, When We Was Kids, I Made You Myself

20:00 - 23:59

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3855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613
Lever — Playing To Vapors — When We Was Kids — I Made You Myself
8pm — $10 — 21+

Named after Silverchair's song «The Lever», the original 4-piece rock band of twenty-somethings have taken things into their own hands. Self-releasing their debut album «Hover Bored» in May of 2015, they've set out to share their music in any way possible. zZounds said «With influences like Silverchair, Nirvana and Speedy Ortiz, the fuzzy guitars, slacker attitude, and loud/quiet/loud dynamics permeate throughout their catalog. But pigeonholing Lever as grunge revivalists doesn’t give the full picture — they’ve taken the sound of their heroes into modern times, blending it with contemporary influences from Wavves to Metric.» Lever has toured all over the United States performing everywhere from tattoo shops in Billings, Montana to the legendary Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Lever has shared the stage with national artists such as Barb Wire Dolls, Summer Cannibals, Doll Skin, Thunderpussy, Maszer, Darling Parade, City of the Weak, and Stitched Up Heart. They continue to play all over Chicago at venues such as the Metro, Double Door, Subterranean, Beat Kitchen, Bottom Lounge and Schubas. Even community colleges and offices are a favorite of theirs to perform at (even though they get kicked out for being too darn loud). A follow up EP is expected by Summer 2017. Be on the lookout for a Lever show near you.

Playing To Vapors is an independent band from Columbus, Ohio with a unique style of groove-based alternative rock. The band creates meticulously crafted rock songs out of lush sonic ambience. Throughout their catalog you’ll find storybook lyrics and seductively haunting melodies floating atop a booming drum & bass groove. Blasting sweeping soundscapes over a wall of sound, this five piece captivates and impresses all audiences.

When We Was Kids is a progressive rock band based out of Cicero, ILTheir sound incorporates progressive and experimental stylings over post-hardcore base.

I Made You Myself is Jason De Leon, Bret Bennette, Patrick Greenwood, Brian Halicki, and Jeff Schultz. The five members hail from Northern Illinois. Since formation in 2011, the band plays locally and tours nationally, building their fanbase and creating a name for themselves in the Midwest. With heavy influences from the emo, screamo, and post hardcore bands of the early 2000s, I Made You Myself has been able to create their own unique sound with a modern take on the genres.
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