Bad Bad Meow
She Speaks in Tongues, Videotape
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Bad Bad Meow
Using a blend of gritty vocals, acoustic guitar, and a driving rhythm section, Bad Bad Meow’s newest album Half The Bad & Twice The Good is making people take notice.
"Definitely bite in to this record,” says Richard Milne, host of Chicago commercial radios longest running local music show, Local Anesthetic.
Bad Bad Meow have also been named one of Music Connection Magazine's Top 100 Unsigned Artists for 2015.
Lead singer/songwriter Alen Khan is the eye at the center of a tornado of ever-evolving bandmates.
However, one thing has remained constant since the band's inception in 2010: you're in for a rip-roaring, boot-stomping good time.
Alen Khan - vox, guitar
Greg Peerbolte - lead guitar
Stan Trager - bass
Tommy Mendoza - Drums
Natalie Grace Alford - vox, Keys
She Speaks in Tongues
she speaks in tongues is the brain child of artist/vocalist Kate McCandless who often lures with nostalgic blues, rock, and pop references - simultaneously embracing and questioning their authority and comforts with a feminist, punk bent. Drawing upon her background in theatre and performance, and armed with a looping pedal, McCandless channels many voices and spirits amidst an otherwise classic rock/punk backdrop. The affect is jarring, haunting, and surprisingly listenable. In collaboration with Chicago musicians Daniel Majid (Panoramic and True,) Adrian Vigliano (The Clams,) and Eric Schmidt, she speaks in tongues is power.
Videotape has been creating a popy shoegaze around the Chicago area since 2010. Mixing harmony with noise, melancholia and intensity this 5-piece creates an ethereal yet familiar sound that has been compared to Electrelane, Sonic Youth, and Ride.
Videotape’s debut full-length, This Is Disconnect, garnered great reviews, including a feature in Impose Magazine, IFC, Rollo & Grady, and a host of other music blogs and media outlets. Pop Matters described This Is Disconnect as having a “varied and often impressive set of tunes from a curiously talented new band.”
Their most recent album, Underwater Weather, is due out 10/28/14 on the Chicago label Medium Gallery. It will have 10 brand new songs with at least one old favorite in there. It can only be found here: www.videotapeband.bandcamp.com