1354 West Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.227.4433

Mess Esque · AZITA

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Show: 9:30pm // Doors: 9pm
$20

Mess Esque

Mess Esque is the musical vision of Dirty Three guitarist Mick Turner & Mckisko composer Helen Franzmann. Since forming via a lockdown-confined correspondence in 2020, they have recorded & released two records: Dream #12 (Bedroom Suck) & Mess Esque (Drag City/ Milk!). Together they create a curious synthesis of dream pop, psych soul & ethereal indie rock. Effortlessly balancing bold emotional immediacy with a quietly assured sense of composure, Mess Esque draw the listener into their compelling world of sideways shadows & nocturnal projections. Franzmann’s dream diary reflections & cyclical refrains echo Turner’s tapestry of guitar, organs, flutes & scattered percussion. Melodies arch upwards dramatically before dissolving into diaphanous substratums of whispers & sighs. Songs unfold in their own time, drifting outwards before circling back to find themselves where they left off, each time the same but somehow different.


AZITA

For those who find the passage of time a one-way process of attrition, here’s good news for you. In the eight years since AZITA’s last long-player, her fevered brain has barely rested, and the proof is a new album of unbounded physical and mental activity, music and entertainment, entitled Glen Echo. The worlds of the previous AZITAs have left their unmistakable essence. Her singular conception of pop music—the idiosyncratic songs, singing and playing that have graced seven acclaimed releases—is in verdant recurrence on Glen Echo, blossoming anew, cutting sharply in the spirit and image of her ever-evolving, always questioning style.

 

· 21+

· Proof of vaccination required for entry.

· Door staff will check ID and vaccination card.

· Masks are required to be worn while indoors.

· Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, please review your order carefully before confirming.