Dorian Electra at The Fine Line – TICKETS
Pop music agitator Dorian Electra makes music that is unbound by genre. Since the 2019 release of their acclaimed debut album Flamboyant, which Interview Magazine called a “pop magnum opus,” Electra has gained an intense cult following around the globe, that has been fueled by considerable critical support from places like Pitchfork, Billboard, PAPER, FADER, Gay Times, The Guardian, the New York Times, The Atlantic, and more.
Electra, who is known for their high-concept singles, which are each accompanied by a music video conceptualized, produced, and directed by Electra and their creative partner Weston Allen, creates a world in which camp is embraced and societal expectations and binaries are deconstructed. Having collaborated with Charli XCX, 100 gecs, The Village People, Pussy Riot, Rebecca Black, S3RL, 645AR, and more and having been dubbed an “experimental pop figurehead,” Electra’s music blends together a masterful assortment of genres, including hardcore, metal, medieval, epic baroque, dubstep, and pop and again displays why people are calling Electra’s work “the future.”
In August 2021, Dorian Electra announced their My Agenda Live World Tour 2022, and the Deluxe edition of My Agenda which includes new original tracks and multiple remixes with features from Danny Brown, Kero Kero Bonito, Savage Ga$p, and ElyOtto.
Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire at the Hook and Ladder – TICKETS
Set 1 – Chicken Wire Empire
Set 2 – Chris Castino with Chicken Wire Empire
Although Jordan Kroeger (bass) and Ryan Ogburn (mandolin) began their musical relationship in the Wisconsin jamband scene, Chicken Wire Empire began as a 4 piece traditional bluegrass band in Milwaukee, WI. The band honed its traditional sound, encapsulating it in 2014 with their debut album Chicken Wire Empire. With half of the group rooted in bluegrass, and the other half steeped in jamband music, a change occurred when CWE performed an Old & In The Way tribute show. With the addition of Jon Peik (banjo), Ernest Brusubardis IV (fiddle), and Greg Brundage (guitar), a new sound was found in Milwaukee, and Chicken Wire Empire joined the roster of high energy jamgrass.
Chris Castino – For the last 20+ years Chris has written songs for his band The Big Wu. He successfully written material that is condusive to loud guitars, blues hollerin’, and dancing. The current version of the Big Wu is suited for tunes that are equal parts Meters and Floyd, which is an exciting mix for a songwriter like chris. But his latest songs are folk songs, in nature. This is his authentic self; drednaughts, fiddles, three part harmonies. It’s built on the timeless joys and lamentations of our precarious worlds.