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The Gold Web
The Gold Web is Chicago’s art-glam monstrosity. Known for their highly theatrical stage shows, the group doses audiences with blissful grooves, dramatic songwriting, and an outrageous visual performance. Brandishing 6-foot wings, glitter, feathers, and face paint, The Gold Web look like they flew out of David Lynch’s dream, or Lady Gaga’s nightmare. Musically things are a little clearer– and even more irresistible; the group’s self-titled debut album traffics a charismatic brand of forward thinking indie-pop marked by surreal synths, rump shaking beats, and futuristic guitar wizardry. Assembled out of a lineage of Chicago bands and visual artists, members of The Gold Web cut their teeth touring with acts like KISS and Smashing Pumpkins, while other members curated notable galleries and pushed the boundaries of performance art communities. The result is a dreamy freak world which raises more questions than it answers. Where are we going? Will we be safe once we get there? Will we ever want to leave?
Fiona Silver (NYC)
Fiona Silver’s songs unfold like grainy film noir vignettes strewn with anachronistic stylistic signifiers, captivating narratives, and raw emotionality. The New York-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer calls her debut album Little Thunder. Fiona’s album comes from a swirling storm within—it’s a masterstroke that is both vulnerable and badass. Fiona’s evocative artistry encompasses the doe-eyed playfulness of 1960s girl groups, and the haunting beauty of Lady Day-era jazz, along with strains of vintage soul, classic rock, and modern indie rock. It’s a romantic aesthetic of pour-your-heart-out proportions that also harnesses humor, irony, and an alluring naiveté.
Fiona has garnered acclaim from NPR’s All Things Considered, Rodney Bingenheimer (aka “The Mayor of Sunset Strip”) on both Sirius XM & KROQ FM Radio, Paste Magazine, Galore Magazine, Ladygunn Magazine, Magnet Magazine, Inked Magazine, Glamour, Black Book, Quiet Lunch, Spindle, Music Existence, Pop Dust, Good Music All Day, Break Thru Radio TV, Ukulele Magazine, Pure Volume, Culture Collide, Examiner, and Curve Magazine, among others. With her pinup girl panache and seductive charm, she’s mesmerized audiences nationally. A cross section of live highlights include performances at Mohawk Austin directly supporting Andrew W.K., The Hi Hat in Los Angeles, KCRW’s Desert Nights at The Standard Hotel Hollywood, the rooftop of the iconic Georgia Theatre, as well as residencies at Rose Bar and Ace Hotel in New York. Fiona also has the added distinction of being endorsed by Telefunken Microphones, Reverend Guitars & Luna Guitars.