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16 October 2011

Bittersweet Blissfest: Feat. DJ Peroxide + Live Performances by Astrobrite, & New Canyons! October 20th, Late Bar, Chicago, Illinois.

DJ Peroxide presents BITTERSWEET BLISSFEST at Late Bar - an evening celebrating local Chicago bliss bands and celebrating his birthday, too! This event will feature live performances by Bliss.City.East, New Canyons & the return of Astrobrite for their first show in ten years!

Bliss.City.East are the nugaze/electrogaze trio of Perry Pelonero (guitar/bass/keyboards), Kim Welsh (vocals) & Eric D'Asto (bass). Perry and Kim have also been working with shoegaze pioneer Dean Garcia (Curve, SPC ECO) on a new project called Morpheme.

New Canyons are an electronic/ambient duo consisting of Andrew Marrah (guitar/synth) and Adam Stilton (vocals/synth/guitar), teetering on the genres of shoegaze, dreampop & noise.

Astrobrite is the candy-colored, shoegaze-pop project fronted by Scott Cortez, who’s better known for his snowblinded guitar driftscapes in Lovesliescrushing. Andrew Prinz & Jaclyn Slimm of Mahogany will be accompanying him during this special performance.

Giveaways courtesy of BLVD Records, who will be issuing new releases for Astrobrite & New Canyons in the winter.

Free compilation sampler CDs of new dark alternative music prepared by DJ Peroxide.

Vee Sonnets & Melissa pour $4 Kir Royale & Mimosa champagne cocktails.

Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Late Bar, 3534 W Belmont Ave., Chicago
$5 cover (for the bands)