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Grün Wasser (Chicago) / Dregqueen / Aymara Alvarado Sanchez
8:00 PM on Thursday Oct. 10th, 2019
Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave.
Price: $10 door / NOTAFLOF

Chicago, IL / Holodeck Records

Montreal, QC

Aymara Alvarado Lang
Hull, QC

presented by Debaser

all ages / licensed
accessible entrance / bathrooms gender neutral

This event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. Donations will be collected for Minwaashin Lodge Programs.

Attendees, artists and staff are expected to respect one another. Zero tolerance for violence, aggression, oppressive behaviour or language, or bullying. If you are currently implicated in an accountability process, please ensure you are respecting the space and well-being of those you have affected.

Arising at the forefront of contemporary underground pop, Chicago-based duo GRÜN WASSER shapes the course of minimal electronic music and blurs the boundaries of art, songwriting and performance on their latest full-length Not Ok with Things out October 4, 2019. Vocalist Keely Dowd and producer Essej Pollock artfully bend and reconfigure popular trends in dance music into unconventionally catchy songs and a powerful live show. Their unique mix of hardware, software and sampling coalesce into irresistible rhythms and driving sequences that fuse perfectly with Dowd’s distinctive alto voice, forming music that is as instantly appealing as it is fascinating. With lyrics inspired by personal struggles and social inequality, GRÜN WASSER raises the bar on innovation in modern pop as they arrive on the national stage with Not Ok with Things.

Dregqueen (Lees Brenson and Mitch Westcott) is a performative dragging of refuse meant to unearth the previously unseen, with both eyes pried open. Formed in Montréal in 2018, Dregqueen’s music is best described as “Trans Femme body pop” driven by feeling, intended to make the audience move.

Aymara Alvarado Sanchez bears her soul to the audience through performance art. Her avant-garde style and intense emotional presentation pushes the spectator out of their comfort zone, breaking the dogmas of society.
As a music producer, saxophonist, and singer, she improvises and experiments with electronic music to find her own sound, a fusion between ancestral shamanic, electronic, jazz and experimental music.