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Orindal Records Showcase: Advance Base + Wednesday + Dan Wriggins

Friday, September 03
Show | 9pm // Doors | 8:30pm
$15
Chicago's Orindal Records has been carefully showcasing some of artists most intimate records since 2011. Lo-fi lovers will find a home here with these artists, founded by celebrated songwriter Owen Ashworth (Advance Base, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), the label has given homes to the introverts and weirdos with a collection that spans bedroom recordings to carefully crafted studio experiences. Today we're quietly celebrating ten years of the label's dedication to emerging artists.
Advance Base Owen Ashworth’s albums have always been about the human condition, and his latest is no exception. That may sound strange, given that it’s called Animal Companionship, but it’s as human as anything he’s done before. After hearing problems forced the end of his electronic pop project Casiotone for the Painfully Alone in 2010, Ashworth started making quieter music as Advance Base, releasing A Shut-In’s Prayer in 2012, Nephew In The Wild in 2015 and a slew of tapes and 7” EPs in between. After releasing a 2016 live album, In Bloomington, the prodigious songwriter shifted his focus to his label, Orindal Records, and put his efforts into helping other artists release their music.
Wednesday Every band that loves the pursuit of their craft the way this band does is one to follow, because getting to sit on the sidelines and watch them level up is a real generosity. Twin Plagues is overflowing with hooks, but what most delighted me about the band from the start has taken a leap: they have managed, somehow, to get even better at structuring their noise from one movement of a song to the next. The idea of the “song” itself is flexible in their hands, so much so that each song holds two, or three songs within.
Dan Wriggins Dan Wriggins is a Philadelphia-based songwriter, musician, and poet. He grew up in the town of Yarmouth, Maine, and on Islesford, a small island community near Bar Harbor. In high school, he started playing piano and guitar, and met bandmates Michael Cormier and Peter Gill. He worked on lobster fishing boats before moving to Philadelphia and starting the alt-country band Friendship in 2015, with whom he has toured the US and Canada extensively. He lives and sometimes tours with his dog, Roy.