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Carbon Tigers

In the summer of 2009 Carbon Tigers began to receive recognition by playing shows around the downtown Chicago area, including Subterranean, Metro, Beat Kitchen, Schuba's and several shows on campus at Columbia College. In April of 2010 they were awarded with the title "Chicago Winner of the 2010 College Battle Of The Bands presented by AT&T" and later won 1st place at Columbia College's Biggest Mouth Competition in 2011.

Carbon Tigers has opened for international and touring acts such as Biffy Clyro, The Cool Kids, Maritime, Moving Mountains, Kilimanjaro, Explode Into Colors, and many more. They are currently playing shows in the Midwest area to promote their self released debut EP, The Burrows, and the first of their home recorded series, The Dover Sessions, Vol. I: What I Say & What I Mean.

Great Life is a synth-laced indie pop rock band from Chicago, IL. Formed in 2010 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Hannah Newman (vocals/ukulele) , Chris DeBoo (bass) and Marty O'Donnell (drums), Great Life quickly built their signature sound into a debut EP and began opening for national acts such as Caribou, Gold Motel and Chris Bathgate. The band relocated to Chicago in 2011, where they were joined by Zach Long (keys) and Greg Nagy (mandolin/guitar), furthering their evolution into crafting moody pop songs built on unconventional but evocative instrumentation. Great Life is currently at work on their first full length album, to be released in 2013.

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Grandkids with Carbon Tigers, Great Life

Friday, October 18 · 8:00 PM at Tonic Room