9pm show, doors at 8:30.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required upon entry.
Karima Walker is a musician and artist living in Tucson, Arizona. Her work uses songwriting, sampling, field recording, video, installation and collaboration to ask questions about place, the duality of inner and outer landscapes and one's role in the natural world. More recently her interests have explored ecological restoration, Deep Listening, mythology of the west and the narratives that inform our participation with the environment, natural or otherwise. She has collaborated with artists in the fields of dance, sculpture, film and creative non-fiction. She tours nationally and internationally and her work has been featured in Pitchfork, NPR, MTV and The New Yorker Radio Hour.
Advance Base is the solo electronic music project of Chicago, IL singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). Using a two-handed arsenal of electric piano, Omnichord, samplers, effect pedals & drum machines, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed ballads around his conversational baritone. The warm & weird sound of Advance Base has been described as "lo-fi," "depressed" & "weirdly uplifting."
“I don’t need no southbound highway sign to tell me HELL IS REAL”.
This opening line from the debut single “New Tongue” launches us into the sophomore album Glass Fate by the Chicago based Desert Liminal. Glass Fate takes us through a Lost Highway trip into the subconscious of Sarah Jane Quillin’s year while writing this record. The songs form a collective meditation on Quillin’s hope and grief while processing the loss of a parent, the end of a beloved band Heavy Dreams (a collaboration with DEHD’s Emily Kempf), and witnessing the surreal near-death experience of her best friend, Desert Liminal’s drummer Rob Logan, during one of their shows. Channeling this heaviness into soaring and simmering experimental indie rock, Desert Liminal’s sound is marked by Quillin’s spectral vocal melodies layered over warm, looping walls of vintage synthesizer and violin filtered through a distortion pedal array. Rob Logan’s drumming ranges from driving post-punk drum grooves to thoughtful, held back polyrhythms that serve and elevate the record.
A fixture in the deep field of Chicago D.I.Y Desert Liminal has shared bills with varied notable acts like Caroline Polachek, Molly Nilsson, Eyedress, Mary Ocher, The Hecks, Living Hour, and Weeping Icon. The band has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Indie Shuffle, BIRP!, Various Small Flames and more.
Karima Walker / Advance Base / Desert Liminal