1354 West Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.227.4433

Erisy Watt · Jessica Mindrum · Andrew Krull

Ages 21 and up
Sunday, June 05, 2022
Show: 9:30pm // Doors: 9pm
$10

Erisy Watt

Portland-based Erisy Watt will release her sophomore album Eyes like the Ocean on April 1 via American Standard Time Records. This is the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2019 debut hailed by No Depression as “an exercise in what contemporary folk today sounds like at its peak.” With this new offering, Erisy returns with a lovingly crafted, sophisticated collection of songs, recorded live-to-tape and produced by Y La Bamba’s Ryan Oxford. 

Erisy’s sound reliably alludes to iconic vocalists of the 1960s, but here, finds a more fitting home in the vintage-tinged indie ether of Bedouine or Julie Byrne. Her vocals are intimate and alluring, an artful alternation between soothing whispers and gentle howls, backed by an instrumental bigness that evokes windy mountainscapes and piercing blue skies. Throughout Eyes like the Ocean, Erisy calls upon the expanse of earth and sky to navigate life as an adult woman—satiating restlessness, finding connection, and fostering that ever-elusive sense of self that allows one peace. 

This stretch of inspiration calls for acute musical capacity, and fortuitously, Erisy no doubt knows what she’s doing. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, she can walk up and down a fretboard in gymnastic jazz chords, craft complex guitar patterns in a wide range of tempos, and masterfully press her vocal performances past previous limits. In the midst of recording her debut album in 2018, Erisy underwent surgery to remove a problematic polyp on her vocal cord. While the diagnosis and procedure proved traumatic, Erisy discovered a new vocal freedom in the healing process. Today, she describes the feeling of being uninhibited, both physically and creatively, as integral to her artistic evolution. The transformation is most palpable on crossover hit “Big Sky,” one of Erisy’s oldest songs, which she polished to shine. 

Jessica Mindrum

Andrew Krull

Singer-songwriter Andrew Krull has deep ties to Chicago’s indie and country scenes. Their understated vocal style, intricate instrumentation, and introspective lyrics reference a broad range of influences. Krull has spent the last few years playing guitar in bands across Illinois, in addition to lending their talents to various recording projects. Their brand of indie alt-country strikes a compelling balance between listenability and complexity. Krull’s songcraft features catchy, layered melodies with evocative lyrics and poignant storytelling.

· 21+
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