The Dreebs, Sediment Club, Mock Identity & Gloop

The Dreebs, Sediment Club, Mock Identity & Gloop

Joe Squared (map)

Unregistered Nurse Booking presents...

The Dreebs (no wave weirdness)

The Sediment Club

Mock Identity

Gloop

9pm
YE$

Accessibility info: Downsquares is down two flights of steps with handrails. If you have any accessibility questions or concerns, please contact unbooking@gmail.com and we will do our best to help you get to the show. For more info on accessibility: http://www.itvaccessible.com

Screaming Females, Kitten Forever & Mothpuppy

Screaming Females, Kitten Forever & Mothpuppy

The Ottobar (map)

Screaming Females
with Kitten Forever
& mothpuppy


ALL AGES!

Formed in New Brunswick, NJ in 2005, Screaming Females is Marissa Paternoster (guitar, vox), Mike Abbate (bass), and Jarrett Dougherty (drums). Over six albums and more than a decade of music making, the band has remained deeply individual and steadfastly DIY. They have also grown into one of the most dynamic and devastating touring bands going today. 

All At Once, is the trio’s most expansive and imaginative work to date -- a double LP that swings between surreal miniatures and and solo-heavy sprawl. Concision takes a backseat to experimentation, with arrangements meant to evoke the energy and spontaneity of their live shows. It's music built across a timeline that's longer than our internet-enhanced moment typically tolerates and a testament to the band's dedication and perseverance.

Accessibility info: This venue is mostly accessible. If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please get in touch with unbooking@gmail.com and we will do our best to help.

Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs

Public Goods presents…

Freddie Gibbs: Freddie tour, live at Ottobar

Tickets on sale now!

Soccer Mommy, Ratboys, Pale Spring

Soccer Mommy, Ratboys, Pale Spring

Metro Gallery (map)

Metro Gallery & Unregistered Nurse Booking Present

Soccer Mommy
Ratboys
Pale Spring


Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, ALL AGES
$15 admission

Purchase Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/s/38173497

Accessibility info: This venue is mostly accessible. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with unbooking@gmail.com and we will do our best to help. For more info on venue accessibility, http://www.itvaccessible.com


** NEW DATE** Frankie Cosmos, Stef Chura

** NEW DATE** Frankie Cosmos, Stef Chura

The Ottobar (map)

Due to Hurricane Florence, this show has been moved to 12/3. Tickets for the 9/13 show WILL be honored.


Frankie Cosmos (Sub Pop Records)
Stef Chura

ALL AGES!
Doors at 7:30pm/ show at 8:30pm

New York native songwriter and composer Greta Kline has shared a bounty of her innermost thoughts and experiences from the past six years through the almost inconceivable number of songs she has released since 2011. Like many of her peers, Kline’s prolific creative output was initially born out of an era where bedroom recording and self-releasing became more possible than ever through the advent of the internet. But as she’s grown as a writer and performer, playing to larger audiences and devising more complex albums, Kline has shifted from an artist who’s made strides despite limitations, to an artist whose impact can be seen across modern independent music. Her newest record, Vessel, which will be out spring 2018 through Sub Pop Records, is the 52nd release from Kline and the third studio album by her indie pop outfit Frankie Cosmos. On it, Kline explores all of the changes that have come in her life as a result of the music she has shared with the world for the past half-decade, as well as the parts of her life that have remained irrevocable.

Frankie Cosmos has taken several different shapes since their first full band album, Zentropy, erupted in New York’s DIY music scene in 2014. For Vessel the band’s line up comprises of multi-instrumentalists David Maine, Lauren Martin, Luke Pyenson, and Kline, who each contributed their own musical sensibilities to help shape the sound of the new record. In between tours supporting their last album, Next Thing, Kline brought new songs to the band’s rehearsals, and together the members collectively participated in turning them into full band arrangements. As a result, the album’s staggering 18 tracks implement a range of instrumentations and recording methods unheard of on the albums preceding it, while still maintaining the succinctly sincere nature of Kline’s songwriting.

The album’s opening track, “Caramelize,” serves as the thematic overture for Vessel, alluding to topics like dependency, growth, and love which reoccur throughout the record. The song strings together a scope of musical motifs and showcases the intense dynamics in both Kline’s lyrics and the band’s performance that continue on the tracks that follow. Although many of the scenarios and personalities written about on Vessel are familiar territory for Frankie Cosmos, what’s really changed on the new record is Kline’s nuanced point of view and her desire to constantly question the latent meaning of her experiences. In the album’s first single “Jesse,” Kline grapples with the startling personal epiphanies in life that stem from dreams and subconscious realizations. On another single, “Apathy,” Kline confronts her own insecurities around personal change and feeling distant from the people she once had a close relationship with. Then later on the album “Accommodate,” deals with the complexity of being in a community that would rather turn its nose a problem than hold its members accountable. “Being Alive” stands out as one of the few old bandcamp-era Frankie Cosmos songs the band reworked for Vessel, and shows the rhythm section quickly shifting between fast and slow tempos as Kline ponders the minutia of existence. Kline’s dissonant lyrics are paired with the band’s driving, jangly grooves creating several moments on the album where the bandmates’ chemistry playing together is brought to the forefront.

To record Vessel, Frankie Cosmos traveled back up to Binghamton, New York to work with Hunter Davidsohn, the producer and studio engineer who helped craft the sound for Zentropy and Next Thing. The band spent 3 days upstate tracking drums, bass, guitars, and vocals, favoring the spontaneity of reel-to-reel tape over the meticulous perfectionism caused by recording digitally. Then the band and Davidsohn continued recording the album for another three days in Brooklyn with Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader at their studio, Gravesend Recordings. As Frankie Cosmos started testing out new songs for Vessel on the road, the band invited members from their fellow touring bands to join them on stage to sing or play parts on tracks like “Being Alive” and “Jesse.” Once in the studio, the band decided to invite those same friends and more to contribute parts to the final recorded versions including Alex Bailey (formerly of Warehouse, who has replaced David Maine as a permanent member of the live band), Vishal Narang (of Airhead DC), and singer/songwriter Anna McClellan. After six days of recording, Davidsohn continued mixing the album back upstate and eventually sent the finished album to Josh Bonati to be mastered.

Vessel’s run time is exactly double the length of Frankie Cosmos’ breakout record, Zentropy, and serves as enormous leap forward in the band’s catalog. But ultimately, the album’s unique sensibility, esoteric narratives, and reveling energy, allow it to exist as just another distinctive chapter in Kline’s ongoing musical auto-biography. Through Vessel, Kline provides the listener with a spectrum of disparate anecdotes, observations, and affirmations and then tasks them with arranging the pieces in a way that they can make their own sense of. Typically albums by artists at a similar stage in their career are written with the weight of knowing that someone is on the other end listening. Yet, despite bringing attention to her audience in direct references, Kline and the rest of Frankie Cosmos have passionately written Vessel with a clarity not muddled by the fear of meeting anyone’s expectation.

Accessibility info: This venue is mostly accessible. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with unbooking@gmail.com and we will do our best to help. For more info on venue accessibility, http://www.itvaccessible.com