Thursday, December, 13 2018
Rival Entertainment Presents:
with Bitter & Chick Wallace
ABOUT• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Ticketalternative.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 6pm on day of show
FREDERICK THE YOUNGER:
Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, some of Jenni Cochran's earliest memories are of writing songs. Returning to the USA after working in Vietnam for a few years, she met Aaron Craker (guitar, keys, vocals) who was performing with his band Dr. Vitamin. The two immediately bonded over their shared love of Elliott Smith and The Beatles. They formed Frederick the Younger a few years later, releasing their first full length record “Human Child” in 2017.
The band is their bond, formed on groovy garage pop, soulful vocals, a hint of Broadcast and 60s pop with a modern twist. There is an earnestness to their newest songs on a forthcoming EP, due out early 2019, that rings true - the kind of sincerity born from experience. These songs feel alive and well-lived, tragic, nostalgic, beautiful, and contemplative, all with a solid hook.
"...from their inception the foursome have taken bold stances on their members’ various non-binary and Latinx identities, so it follows that such audaciousness flows through the group’s songwriting. It’s this confidence, especially from such a young band, which keeps me from going full-on eyeroll at their angsty identity. What could have easily sounded derivative is instead refreshing and impactful." - Immersive Atlanta
Blending jangly indie pop with driving, melodic guitar rock and punk grit, Chick Wallace don’t lend themselves to easy pigeonholing, but if you’re searching for a unifying factor it’s the haze of jet-black drama that engulf their songs like a storm cloud. Even Paulos’ most tender confessions are steeped in a fog of caution and dark humor, and the band’s versatile approach serves to spread that mist into every resplendent nook and cranny. - Immersive Atlanta