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kirby grip

w/ Mush, Mister Goblin

Tuesday, November 30
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm
ADV $10 / DOS $13

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Inspired by 90’s and 2000’s alternative rock, emo, and all the in-betweens, Kirby Grip is a 4-piece band based in Chicago formed in 2019. The lineup consists of Alex Kociper, Joseph Valdivia, Ryan Nolen, and Kevin Tiongson. Their debut record Portrait of Bliss showcases both heavy, and down-to-earth guitar-rock equally influenced and inspired by Chicago favorites of a louder 90s hay day (Smashing Pumpkins, Local H) and more contemporary distorted guitar-driven acts (Nothing, Narrow Head, Teenage Wrist). Much like the entirety of what is to come with Portrait of Bliss, the first single “Armstrong” proves the idea that healing is a collective effort—both Nolen and Valdivia bounce back and forth sharing vocals, lifting the other up as the band descends back into a maelstrom of distorted and downright melodic feedback. When the band is in full force together, healing feels like a real possibility.

Mush is an American Indie Pop Band from Chicago featuring members of Annabel, Dowsing, Kittyhawk, Lettering, Pet Symmetry, What Gives and every other band that you may have heard of before in passing if you knew the right person…

Thank You, We’re Mush is now available via Skeletal Lightning records. 

Mister Goblin is the project of Bloomington, Indiana based musician Sam Goblin formerly of the band Two Inch Astronaut. Mister Goblin makes songs that attempt to strike a balance between levity and agony, volume and tenderness, for an audience of like and unlike-minded individuals as well as fellow rabbit enthusiasts.

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CHICAGO, IL 60618

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