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Mocrep (album release!), The Neo-Futurists, Sarah Squirm
June 3, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:58 pm
$5 LIMITED EARLY BIRD | $10 ADV | $12 DOS | 21+
Mocrep, a Chicago-based performance collective focused on interdisciplinary and collaborative art making, releases their first album on Parlour Tapes+
The collective’s members are each accomplished musicians, who have worked with artists across a wide spectrum of musical styles and traditions — SZA, OHMME, Eighth Blackbird, Whitney, Chance the Rapper, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. Drawing on their experiences both as performance artists and musicians, Mocrep has collaboratively written, recorded, mixed and produced a record-length collage of genres: disco, country, indie rock, spoken word, classical. It rides the fine line between tongue-in-cheek and dead serious as the group navigates their virtuosic skill and their love of whole-hearted dilettantism.
Thematically, the album addresses a wide variety of social relationships – love, self-love, friendship, intimacy, heartbreak, and most of all: the platonic love that ties the 11 person collective together.
More info at mocrep.org.
Strengthening the human bond between performer and audience. We feel that the more sincere and genuine we can be on stage, the greater the audiences identification with the unadorned people and issues before them.
” Sarah Squirm (a.k.a. Chicago-based comedian Sarah Sherman) is a name you’re going to want to look out for in 2019. She made our list of “Comedians You Should and Will Know” this year for her work with Helltrap Nightmare.” – Vulture