Performer Categories: Headliner

QWANQWA

QWANQWA IS A SUPERGROUP OF MUSICIANS FROM THE BADDEST ENSEMBLES OF ADDIS ABABA. Brought together by a shared passion for the power of Ethiopian music, this group shines an experimentalism based in the virtuosity of rooted traditions. With swirling masinko (one-stringed fiddle), wah-wah-violin, bass krar boom, and the unstoppable rhythm …

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THE CHILLS

Formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1980, The Chills gained deserved acclaim for their early singles including Pink Frost, I Love My Leather Jacket and Wet Blanket, released by legendary New Zealand indie label Flying Nun. The song writing skills, vision and determination of front-man Martin Phillipps provides continuity in …

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JOE PERA

Joe Pera is the star and creator of the Adult Swim series, JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU, a wholly unique, earnest, and hysterical love letter to the Midwestern United States. Pera also Executive Produced, wrote and starred in his own specials for Adult Swim, JOE PERA HELPS YOU FIND THE …

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OWEN

Owen — the acclaimed solo musical guise of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Mike Kinsella — has made an astonishing leap forward with The King of Whys, the first work in his two-decade-plus career to be made entirely outside of the greater Chicagoland area. Produced by S. Carey over 18 days last winter at …

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ARLIE

Arlie is a band created by singer-songwriter, composer & multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Banks. It began in summer 2015 as a solo bedroom project and grew to incorporate a full-band live show by fall 2016. Since Arlie started playing live, Adam Lochemes and Carson Lystad have been part of the performing ensemble …

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DAVID RAMIREZ

“David Ramirez has a voice like a tall tale, one minute strong and thick, the next threadbare and careworn.” — Stereogum “Mr. Ramirez is a resolutely hesitant singer, never pushing his hurt, letting it instead decay him from within.” — The New York Times “It’s not easy for a writer …

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MAN OR ASTRO-MAN

Some years ago, a young collective of extraterrestrials arrived on this planet and happened upon a small college town in Alabama. Home to both otherworldly jazz guru Sun Ra and rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, it is clear that Alabama is a direct linkage to outer space. In order to …

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THE EMO BAND

The Emo Band is an Emo & Pop Punk themed live band karaoke party where you’re the rock star singer! Rocking all of the classic emo bangers with you and your friends on the mic, and a live band.

PALE WAVES

Pale Waves are an English indie rock band from Manchester, formed in 2014. It was founded originally as Creek when lead singer and guitarist Heather Baron-Gracie met drummer Ciara Doran while attending university in Manchester. The band was joined by guitarist Hugo Silvani and bassist Charlie Wood, completing the lineup. …

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MAE

From the moment of their inception, MAE have existed in the cross-sectional spaces of creation. Art and innovation. Intricacy and accessibility. Beauty and chaos. Head and heart. Theirs was a meticulous crafting of soundscapes; painstakingly deliberate and blissfully spontaneous. This multidimensional juxtaposition formed the friction point that sparked the creation …

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