Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
The Empty Bottle
$10 // 21+Quinn TsanBrigid Mae PowerI.E. Kokoro----------After more than five years singing backup for such musicians as Joe Pug and Sarah Holtschlag, QUINN TSAN realized her greatest and most rewarding challenge would come if she pursued a career on her own. The fire in her voice and the bitting brilliance in her lyricism are tangible. Listeners can feel her words and feel them deeply.Ever so present BRIGID MAE POWER from Ireland weathers through the states to make it on our stage for the first time. Her passion and sincerity bleeds through every downtrodden chord, releasing a little bit of self-discovery with each stroke. POWER’s self-titled debut, released on Tompkins Square in 2016, received wide praise from UNCUT, The Guardian, Irish Times and was featured on NPR World Cafe. Her most recent album, The Two Worlds, came out this year and was written in her hometown of Galway, Ireland. The record touches on lost friendships, discarding unwanted memories and finding the balance that we’re all searching for. Hopefully a little POWER will rub off on us tonight. I.E. KOKORO is the moniker for Chicago-based musician, Kelly Reed. With crafted lyrics, crisp vocals, and thoughtful compositions, her musical sensibilities have been likened to artists such as Emily Haines, Susanne Sundfør, and Cat Power. Like the last dance at prom, the first kiss behind the fieldhouse, or getting dumped in front of everyone before school starts, I.E. KOKORO attempts to bring awareness of the phenomena of place and placelessness, born from the desire to reclaim a sense of belonging in a world of anonymity and estrangement.