Kickstand Productions Presents
Cardinal Harbor, Midwest
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
Melodime's americana-flavored songs merge a slight country twang with rock and roll, successfully blending stunning piano melodies with catchy guitar riffs and sing-along choruses.
Melodime, featuring Brad Rhodes (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Sammy Duis (piano, organ, bass), Tyler Duis (drums), and Jon Wiley (guitar, mandolin, dobro, bg vocals), has performed 125+ shows annually throughout the continental United States, sharing the stage with such well-known acts as Sam Hunt, Jonny Lang, A Thousand Horses, and Sister Hazel. The band has also left its mark internationally with performances in Mexico, Canada, and Europe, all while founding and running a charity, ‘Now I Play Along Too,’ which provides musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children in the DC area, Florida and Haiti. The band is quickly becoming a fan-favorite in the festival scene, playing four consecutive Rock Boat cruises, as well as Musikfest, Herndon Festival and other events. Around their hometown of Northern Virginia, the group has performed at such popular venues as The Hamilton, The State Theatre, and 9:30 Club.
Melodime's latest single, "Little Thing Called Love,” has received a great response from both fans and critics alike. The Boot describe the track as "catchy, lyrically strong - and perfect to listen to with the windows down during the summertime months," while Tune Collective describes the track as a “fun song bursting with vibrant uplifting energy." Kings of A&R featured the band as a buzzing act, and The Washington Post noted "It doesn’t pay for those who want to say ‘I saw them way back when’ to procrastinate." Melodime’s previous albums were recorded with platinum-selling producers, including Where the Sinners & the Saints Collide with Rick Beato (Parmalee, NeedToBreathe), and 3 Reasons For Fighting with Jim Ebert (Butch Walker, Cowboy Mouth).
Midwest prog rock Cardinal Harbor aims to redefine the scene with hymnal melodies, odd meter, and complexity heard perhaps only in a symphony hall. Their new album, Euclid, is about a certain time and a certain place, a place gone now; it's a time capsule of sorts. In it, you'll hear green, overgrown suburban patios and wax covered antiquities.
Their history began in a college dorm stairwell.
Their music is inspired by places. The album Euclid is about a building and the people that came and went from it.
They're currently recording their next studio album, tracked in Berwyn and Oak Park, Illinois (neighboring western suburbs of Chicago). The record is fueled by local hole-in-the-wall taco joints and cold chemex coffee.
Midwest is a folk and roll band from Chicago, with soaring harmonies and heartfelt hooks.
Dave Belden, violin
Heather Bodie, vocals
Nicolette Fendon, guitar & vocals
Andy Lutz, guitar, piano, harmonica & vocals
Nate Ross, percussion
Joshua Sauvageau, bass