Smoker, Divino Nino
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
What Marina Orchestra has aimed to accomplish isn’t any secret. In fact, they’ve been boasting about it since their beginnings in 2010. It’s the simple idea of bringing people together through music and dance. And without any underlying notion of irony or cynicism, you can feel good about what you’re letting loose to, so stop trying to fight it!
Marina Orchestra is Inspired by music from all over the world, and there is an inherent jubilance that the sun-soaked eleven piece group radiates. It’s exotic, yet familiar. It’s a love of global music filtered through the ears of “indie rock” kids. It’s ripe with homages and a well rounded respect for the whole history of music. But mostly it’s a party.
Conception of the project came when Justin Powers of Knoxville, Tennessee was completely done with listening to navel gazers and decided to shake things up. There was an entire world of blaring brass instruments, dancing back up singers and wild handed percussionists that he longed to see on stage every night. Soon enough the ever expanding Marina Orchestra was quickly finding a way into everyone's schedule. “The only reason I do this, is to look up and see the whole room dancing,” says Powers, “That’s all that I need.”
SMOKER is a 5 piece band based in Chicago, led by singer & composer Stephen Paul Smoker. Over the last year, SMOKER has been working to release 24 songs that span a range of sounds and story lines, called the MONCHU project. SMOKER's sound has also evolved over the years, from the sun drenched mellow dream pop of the "Violent Sun/ Violent Fun" EP to the weird psychedelic sound of the "Neon Green" EP, the haunting creep of the "Ripe Fruit" LP, and the jangly poppy rock & roll of the "Strange Ways" full length album. With this 24 song MONCHU collection, you can expect to ride a wave of intensity as you listen to the sound of every emotion. SMOKER wants to meet you there.
Divino Niño is a musical group formed in Chicago, Illinois in 2012. The band consists of Camilo Medina (vox/guitar/percussion), Javier Forero (vox/bass), and Guillermo Rodriguez(vox/guitars). They are known for their psychedelic sound, drum loops, harmonies, world percussion, and Latin American roots. Camilo and Javier met in Bogota, Colombia when they were very young, reunited in Miami, Florida in 2003, and have been playing music ever since. Before meeting Guillermo Rodriguez, Camilo and Javier were active members of the cult Misión Carismática Internacional, which has influenced their music in various ways. Guillermo does not formally own any of the equipment used on stage. The group is bonded together by their stature, naiveté and their unshakeable belief that a song should move your soul or your hips.