Thomas Comerford, Advance Base

Thomas Comerford

Advance Base

Sat · December 2 2017

8:30 pm

Free!

This event is 21 and over

Thomas Comerford
Thomas Comerford
After moving to Chicago with a bunch of songs and 4-track recordings in 1999, Thomas Comerford founded and led the indie rock outfit Kaspar Hauser over a series of lineups and LP releases in the 2000s. By 2010, he was also playing ‘solo’ shows with a number of backing musicians and releasing solo LPs, including Archive + Spiral in 2011 and II in 2014. For this show at the Hungry Brain, he will be backed by a group of singers and players to premiere the songs off of his forthcoming third solo record, Blood Moon, which will see release in spring of 2018. The new songs mix his familiar baritone and roots-and-folk-inflected songwriting with largely acoustic instrumentation, multi-part backing vocals and and a live-y band interplay, at times recalling Veedon Fleece-era Van Morrison and mid-60s Fred Neil. The band: Ariel Bolles (Glass Mountain, Rachel Ries) - voice; Thomas Comerford - voice, acoustic guitar; Gregg Ostrom (Emily Hurd) - acoustic and electric guitar; Curtis Ruptash (Peabody & Sherman, Black Friar Social Club) - bass; Amalea Tshilds (Girls of the Golden West, Jim Becker Band) - voice; Seth Vanek (Roommate, Thin Hymns) - drum kit, percussion.

photo by Jim Newberry
Advance Base
Advance Base
Advance Base is a music project of Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone For The Painfully Alone.

Live & on record, Ashworth is often accompanied by Nick Ammerman, Edward Crouse, & Jody Weinmann.
Venue Information:
The Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.hungrybrainchicago.com/