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Hanging Hearts & $pellcheck Feat. Dosh and Sopko @ BOP STOP

July 6 from 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Hanging Hearts & $pellcheck Feat. Dosh and Sopko @ BOP STOP

This is one double bill that you do not want to miss!

Headliner, Hanging Hearts, is a free-spirited, Chicago-based trio described by European audiences as "hammering the walls between genres." Bridging the gap between jazz, rock, and experimental music, the band offers listeners what is ultimately their own tribal music--a combination of their varying musical backgrounds ranging from jazz and classical, to funk, alternative soul, and full on metal. Each a bandleader and composer in their own right, Hanging Hearts features Chris Weller on tenor and bass saxophones, Cole DeGenova on keyboards, and Devin Drobka on drums.

In June 2016, Hanging Hearts went back into the studio at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee, WI with drummer Dave King of The Bad Plus as producer to make their second album, Into a Myth. A strong step forward from their last, the record features eight cut-to-the-chase originals referencing various themes from creation myths to cosmic rights of passage. Into a Myth releases on June 9, 2017 on the Minneapolis-based label Shifting Paradigm Records with supporting U.S. tours.

Tonight's show will feature opening act $pellcheck.

$pellcheck is an experimental pop band out of the Twin Cities and Cleveland. Martin Dosh (Andrew Bird, Dosh, The Cloak Ox) plays keys, loops and percussion. David King (The Bad Plus, Happy Apple, Craig Taborn) plays drumset but he will not be able to make the BOP STOP gig. Mike Sopko (Bill Laswell, Glimpse Trio, Yellowstone Apocalypse) plays guitars. Formed as the brainchild of Dosh and Sopko, with the idea of splitting an LP up between covers, originals and improvs, their debut was recorded over 2 days at the Terrarium in Minneapolis. The bands they decided to cover are all over the place, everyone from the Heartless Bastards to Squarepusher receive their unusual treatment, running the gamut from ballads to freakouts. Most of it was recorded live with minimal overdubs after a week of rehearsals. It's fun, scary, and beautiful, often all at the same time. The name of the LP is Municipal Stadium, after the legendary, beloved shithole in Sopko's hometown of Cleveland, where Dosh and Sopko spent many days watching baseball back in the 80's, dodging puddles of beer and inhaling second-hand smoke. Dosh was more or less the person who introduced Sopko to music, and King was Dosh's primary drum teacher for many years, so in a way, though they are all pretty close in age, it's a coming together of different generations, and different approaches to music. And it comes together with stellar results.

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