Sun, Jan 14th | 10:30 AM
Friday, December 15, 2017 ♦ 8:00 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
Kate Renegade plays heavy pop / rock & roll out of Chicago. Their newest songs are a deft mix of vintage rock storytelling à la the Replacements or the Pretenders, with a contemporary, visionary sound that smolders at its edges.
The sometimes soft, sometimes fierce vocals of frontwoman Steph Maieritsch impart an unapologetic intimacy, while the contributions of bandmates Noah Vandercook, Eric Unger, and Tommy Owley help create finely-crafted pieces that combine assured pop instincts with a true rock grit. Or, as the Chicago Tribune put it: “deep lyrics and tightly-constructed instrumentation packed into a few minutes.”
Currently recording with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Kate Renegade plans to release its new album in the spring of 2018, and support the release with live shows near and far. As Maieritsch sings in the new song “Theories of Forgetting”, “I was never one to watch silently, the queen can see the future as a memory.” Maieritsch and Kate Renegade have something to say, and they will say it with heart, intelligence, and a refined intensity reminiscent of the highest stars in the rock'n'roll night sky.
Chicago band Many Places have been writing, recording and performing throughout the city and the greater Midwest since 2011. Their soft and loud landscapes of melodic rock, folk, and indie have evolved over time into a tried and true original sound. They continue to craft ambitious new work with their recording engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Geoff Dolce, a long-time member of the Old Town School community.