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Lovejoy, Max Subar, Kid Freud - Fri 11/3 at Martyrs'

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Lovejoy - Max Subar Music - Kid Freud
8:30pm - $10adv / $12door - 21+

Hailing from the city of Chicago, Lovejoy is a 6-piece band that consists of Duncan Lee (guitar/ lead vocals), David Matthews (Drums), Cal Froikin (keyboards), Zach Bridgman (bass), Kris Hansen (trumpet/backup vocals/auxiliary), and Sam Lubliner (guitar). Lovejoy recently released their debut record titled The Girl From The Crystal Cave which channels a unique blend of sounds from across the musical spectrum, with influences by acts such as The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, David Bowie, The Strokes, and Otis Redding. Their psychedelic, soulful infusion of rock n’ roll puts powerful melodies over vibrant instrumental textures that move seamlessly from tight grooves to swirling dreamscapes. These multi-faceted elements are equally as present through a pair of speakers as they are on the dancefloor. One of Lovejoy’s key missions is to infuse art with entertainment. The Girl From The Crystal Cave is a concept album that translates the emotions of lost love through recurring metaphors that transform in significance and meaning as the album progresses. Whether you’re a native Chicagoan or a just a musicophile looking for your next big fix, Lovejoy is surely a band to keep on your radar.

Singer/songwriter Max Subar aims to remain bound to his midwestern roots with songs that radiate closeness and warmth. Growing up, his mother’s old nylon guitar became a familiar friend in the wake of moving to Australia and back as well as his parents’ divorce. Max’s grounded relationship to songwriting has helped shed light on his own experiences and struggles; from euphoric intimacy to the isolation of depression and anxiety. His debut EP reflects upon themes of love, loss, and reflection. ‘In a Dream’ is out now.

Nashville's Kid Freud is the scuzzy brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Alex Tomkins, bassist Kurt Krafft & drummer Daniel Closser. Their fun, uptempo garage pop has drawn comparisons to brit pop acts like The Kooks and The Arctic Monkeys, while adding glam elements akin to Bowie and T. Rex. They’ve garnered a following in Nashville and have shared bills with The Weeks, DMA’s, Broncho & more. With sparks of tender self awareness buried within burnout anthems and rock n' roll bangers, these boys regularly leave people singing along after the music stops.

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