Saturday, 4/7/18 THE BEAT KITCHEN, Chicago, IL 8 PM, $12. w/ Vundabar & Ratboys. 17+
Saturday, 5/19/18 CLUB SODA, Chicago, IL
Saturday, 3/10/18 SCHUBA'S, Chicago, IL 9 PM, $10(advance), $12 w/ Arlie & Sam Vicari. 18+
Friday, 1/26/18 EMPTY BOTTLE, Chicago, IL 9 PM, $10(advance), $12. w/ Partner & Anna Burch
Monday, 12/18/17 SCHUBA'S, Chicago, IL, 8 PM. w/ Sports & Soft Glas. 18+
Saturday, 12/2/17 THE OASIS, Grayslake, IL, 6 PM. All Ages.
Saturday, 11/18/17 NO CULTURE, Columbus, OH, 8 PM. w/ Damn the Witch Siren & Army of Infants.
Saturday, 9/23/17 THE BRASS RAIL, Ft. Wayne, IN, 10 PM. w/ Void Reunion.
Saturday, 8/12/17 RED BRICK BAR, Norman, OK, 9 PM, Free. w/ The March Divide, City of the Weak, & Scars Heal in Time. 21+
Friday, 8/11/17 CHEER UP CHARLIE'S, Austin, TX, 9PM, Free. w/ Rareluth, Real Dom, Terror Pigeon, & Total Unicorn. 21+
Arriving in a poppy Trojan Horse, Dream Version is here to blitz the romantic myth of the countercultural rock ‘n’ roll icon with an abrasive mix of candid introspection and wry detail.
Dream Version hypothesizes that Kurt Cobain spent thirty minutes a week folding laundry, and their mission is to remind you of that idea. Arriving in a poppy Trojan Horse, Dream Version is here to blitz the romantic myth of the countercultural rock ‘n’ roll icon with an abrasive mix of candid introspection and wry detail. Since they formed in 2013, Dream Version has consistently reminded their hometown of Chicago that we’re all human and none of us heroes.
On their second album Fight Fair, the band focuses on their own inconsistent devotion to their ideals. With quirky, cerebral songs, Alec Jensen, frontman and songwriter, admits his privileged point of view, and the band collectively face palms when confronted with their own idleness vs. world injustices. As Jensen admits, he sees evil around him that needs to be fought, but a cocktail of poisonous psychological ingredients prevents him from ever taking action: a guilty Protestant’s need to focus on addressing the evil in himself, the empathetic drive to understand and even love evil people, and the need to simply get through his own day. The result is a detailed account of the psychological slapstick that turns a wannabe protester into a mere frustrated bystander.
With continuing inspiration from The Kinks, but an added dose of punk aggression from The Fall and Wire, Fight Fair is urgent and complex, but easily accessible. Dream Version continues to tour the Midwest in support of their new record.
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