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$1 Beer Night

charlie otto + his gear, pink halo, r34l

Tuesday, June 14
Show | 9pm // Doors | 8:30pm
$5 Show / $1 PBR Cans
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$1 Beer Night is a weekly concert series that makes going out to hear great music more affordable. With a five dollar cover, discover upcoming artists and enjoy Pabst Blue Ribbon beer for $1.

Charlie Otto has been a Chicago favorite for 15 years, and he’s just now coming to accept that. The founder of the cult darlings This Must be the Band and DJnoDJ, he’s sold out venues around the United States, and has had the honor of playing alongside many amazingly talented people including some of his musical idols, like Umphrey’s McGee and members of King Crimson and Smashing Pumpkins.”charlie otto + his gear” is his first solo project, running on the cutting edge of both music and video performance. Almost no one else is spontaneously using their guitar solo to generate what you see on the screen, or turning a knob to both modulate a synth and distort the images in the video. The technology to connect the sound and visuals to this degree is only recently being developed, and with the help of video guru DRMBT, Charlie experiments and pushes this tech forward every show. You’re welcome, future.The songs are not experiments though, they’re fully developed SONGS. The lyrics and chords are gushing with feeling, the drums are throbbing, the synths are huge, it’s very electronic while still achieving rock and roll status – probably because most of it is controlled by Charlie’s amazing multi-guitar. Although the entire show is danceable, don’t be surprised if there are times you’re glued to where you stand and your jaw stays open. Either way, it’s something that you’ll have to talk about later.

Summer Wuestenberg and Julian Russell make up the synth-driven, indie dream pop duo that is Pink Halo. When the world shut down during 2020, they began writing songs together, drawing inspiration from artists such as The 1975, Dua Lipa, and Sylvan Esso. Over the next year they would work to hone their sound and in September 2021 released their first, self-produced single and music video, ‘beach babe.’ Whether they are performing as a duo or with their full band, their energetic live show brings synth bass and catchy guitar hooks to get your feet moving and booty shaking.

R34L is producer duo Cason Trager (The Coop) and Sarah Hartman. Their collaborative work feels like a journey into another dimension of space & sound. Ethereal vocals dive into a sea of synths, sparkling textures, and lush bass all woven together into an organic genre-defying experience.

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3734 W. BELMONT AVE.
CHICAGO, IL 60618

773.654.3971

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