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Califone and S. Carey Return to Lincoln Hall

califone scarey.jpgCalifone is a wonder of a band. They have managed to create music that finds itself progressively experimenting with the past; creating a large collection of songs that are as new as they are familiar. It's a modern Americana that Califone plays, one filled with the resonances you'd expect but brought to light in a fascinating way. Tim Rutili, the band's constant visage, combines his meditative lyrics with soundscapes that have ranged from synthesized sounds to organic hums. The band's latest album Stitches favors the latter, featuring more natural acoustics amidst the ever evolving structures of his songs. Rutili has guided the band's sound for over 15 years, never ceasing to find new ways of improving on his never ending experimentation.

Sean Carey may have gotten his early recognition as drummer and supporting vocalist of Bon Iver, but Carey has stepped out from that very overwhelming status and made a name for himself. He has released two great full length albums, All We Grow and Rage of Light, as S. Carey. His mostly solo career is marked with rustic and serene songwriting that strives along with a steadfast confidence. It's not unsurprising, given how quickly he has come into his own. Carey's arraignments tend to have a dreamlike quality to them that every once in a while descend into a post-rock haze.

Califone and S. Carey have joined up for a fall tour as co-headliners, making a stop in Chicago at Lincoln Hall. Califone and Carey are no strangers to the lovely Lincoln Park venue as they both had fantastic shows there earlier this year. Califone's set echoed a hometown sentiment while S. Carey delivered a soothing and ambient performance. This flawless pairing will make their return to Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave, this Sunday, Sept. 14 at 8pm. This is a 21+ show and tickets are $18.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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Dark Jive
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Theft Liable to Prosecution
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