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The Wonder Years

Kickstand Productions Present

The Wonder Years

Have Mercy, Oso Oso, Shortly

Sat, November 10, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$23 (Advance) / $25 (Day of Show)

This event is all ages

Ticket Prices listed do NOT include additional Ticket Fees added at online checkout & box office

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years are a band & they are a band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & they came to life in 2005 & they write songs & those songs are sometimes about people they love & those songs are sometimes about people you might have loved & those songs are sometimes about a city that could be the city you live in or a neighborhood that feels like it could be your neighborhood & they put those songs on albums & they put those songs on The Upsides in 2010 & they put those songs on Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing in 2011 & on The Greatest Generation in 2013 & on No Closer to Heaven in 2015 & those albums were loved by critics & even more loved by fans & their shows are awash with a genuine emotional energy that only they can pull out of a room & The Wonder Years are a band made up of old friends & they play rock & roll music & they play it like they mean it & they have played it in a lot of places & in front of a lot of people & they have played it in dive bars & arenas & outside with the whole sky bowing & they have played it on five continents & they have played it in thirty countries & they are still counting & Sister Cities is their new album & it is an album about how all of our distance might not be so wide after all & it was written with the world on fire & all of the songs sound like they are trying to build you a bridge from somewhere bad to somewhere better & The Wonder Years are a band & they are also bridge builders.
Have Mercy
Have Mercy
Too often bands are concerned with creating the perfect album rather than the right one. HAVE MERCY have tried the former in the past, but on MAKE THE BEST OF IT, due out TK on Hopeless Records, they succeeded in the latter.

During the writing and recording of Make The Best Of It—a seven-month affair with producers Paul Leavitt (All Time Low) and Brian McTernan (Thrice)—Swindle made sure to internalize the essence of Have Mercy and let that guide the songwriting. In fact, this self-reflection led to something unprecedented for the singer: scrapping an entire album’s worth of songs and rewriting the whole thing from scratch in the studio.

In the end, this patience was rewarded. Make The Best Of It is all at once raw and composed, lyrically heavy but brimming with indelible melodies. It balances soaring ballads like “Baby Grand” and “Ghost” and riff-heavy, full-throated “Smoke and Lace” and “Begging For Bones” with ease, placing Have Mercy somewhere between the emo scene they came up in and wider rock landscape that’s teeming with opportunities.
Oso Oso
Oso Oso
Oso Oso is the latest project of Jade Lilitri out of Long Beach, New York. After a couple of early records, the band self-released their first fully realized album The Yunahon Mixtape on Bandcamp in early 2017. Despite this low key release, the album quickly gained traction across the scene, winning over both fans and critics with it's diverse, recognizable knack for memorable choruses and instantly relatable lyrics
Shortly
Shortly
Shortly is a solo musical project belonging to Detroit native Alexandria Maniak. Her haunting debut single, “Matthew”, produced by Mat Kerekes, is threaded by vulnerability and consequence, enlightened by circumstance, and curated by honest and earnest reflection. In just over a year, Maniak has already shared stages with artists like Mitski, Title Fight, Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts, Half Waif, Tancred, and Mom Jeans. New works are forthcoming in 2018 on Triple Crown Records, with production from Joe Reinhart (Modern Baseball, Joyce Manor, Hop Along).
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/