Friday, January 6
A Metro 40th Anniversary Celebration…
Waltzer * Minor Moon * Burr Oak
$15 Adv. / $20 Day of / All Ages / Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
Sophie Sputnik, professionally known as Waltzer, is a Chicago based singer songwriter and artist. She began her career in the swampy, punk rock scene of South Florida before moving to Chicago to pursue her next project. A collision occurred upon meeting the folks of the Chicago music scene as she found herself working with musicians of all different backgrounds and styles, leading to the creation of Waltzer’s debut album Time Traveler.
Time Traveler pays homage to all the folks who wrestle with death and failure. Although the lyrics get heavy, Waltzer’s stage performance has a sarcastic undertone which reverberates through the record with the intent to help the listener stay afloat. Her message is clear, “Life is really hard / I’m messed up too / Let’s get through it together and laugh at all the weird stuff.”
About Minor Moon:
Minor Moon’s Sam Cantor writes resonant journeys into songs. Across three albums culminating in ‘Tethers’ (Ruination Record Co. / Whatever’s Clever), the Chicago-based musician has mined the pastoral and rollicking sounds of cosmic country for contemplative and thrilling songwriting, conjuring up engaging Neil Young grooves, eye-opening atmospherics, and a healthy amount of Midwestern twang.
About Burr Oak:
Chicago-based songwriter Savanna Dickhut began Burr Oak not as a band, but as a personal outlet. While Dickhut digs deep into her own personal struggles with depression, alcohol, and break-ups, she also explores acceptance. Her 2021 debut album Late Bloomer’s imagery of gardens, flowers, and blooming helps make the songwriter’s own growth come full-circle, and is described as a record for everyone who’s felt like they grew into themselves later in life. Paste wrote “her lyrics are frank and direct, yet maintain a near-universal relatability, a sign of a songwriter to reckon with.” And this is truly Burr Oak’s greatest strength: offering the specifics of her personal experiences to capture a universal feeling.