Event Details

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Phil Yates and the Affiliates / The Inventors at Montrose Saloon

9 PM – 12 AM

2933 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618.


PHIL YATES AND THE AFFILIATES THE INVENTORS Saturday, February 23; 9 pm to midnight. 21+ / $5 / free street parking ------------------------------------------- THE INVENTORS (9-10 pm) https://www.facebook.com/theinventorsmusic/ https://theinventors.bandcamp.com https://theinventorsmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/theinventorsmusic" Joe Mango - Lead Vox/ Drums Nicholas Kieta - Bass / Vox Ray Skamay - Lead Guitar / Vox Tommy Mendoza - Drums The Inventors are an original 4-piece rock group hailing from Chicago, IL. They have had many forms but never strayed too far from their core members. Nick, Ray and Joe found each other as teenagers and channeled their youthful confusion into their music. In 2014, they adopted the name The Inventors and found drummer Grant Ossler, whom they wrote and played with for 2 years until Grant left the band. After a couple months of failed drummer auditions and growing frustration, Joe took on both lead singing and drumming, as sort of a Band-Aid to heal the drummer sized wound.Being a 3-piece reignited The Inventors, resulting in recording their inaugural LP, "Counting Backwards" (to be released January 2018). Shortly after recording, the band came across drummer Tommy Mendoza (formerly of Bad Bad Meow, The Interstate), who has now settled in behind the kit. The Inventors have toured the US, including a couple trips down to SXSW, and have played at most major venues in Chicago. Many of their songs have been featured on 93XRT and 101WKQX. --------------------------------------------------------------------- PHIL YATES AND THE AFFILIATES (10:30 to midnight) https://www.facebook.com/pg/PhilYatesTheAffiliates/ "Too folky for the rockers and too rocky for the folkers.” (Aka folk-rock / power pop / indie rock). https://philyates.bandcamp.com/album/party-music https://open.spotify.com/album/53h817LvtZr7P0z7chXpYO?si1W4AyWFcSqCrNn4eOnwFTw -------------------------------------- Richard Bandini - guitars Al Imran Husain - drums Jay Lyon - bass Phil Yates - vocals, guitars ------------------------------------- Over the years, Phil has had the opportunity to open for Mountain Goats, Holly Golightly, The Babies, The Dead Milkmen's Joe Jack Talcum, Cave Singers, Anderson East, Franklin Bruno, Wckr Spgt, Ann Beretta, Mary Prankster, and The Push Stars. Phil also once shared a basket of chips and salsa with The Apples in Stereo’s Robert Schneider. ------------------------------------------------------------------ - Futureman Records (Party Music!, 2018) - Unread Records ("You Make Me", 2017) - Almost Halloween Time Records (No Need To Beg, 2015) - Revolution Road (Tumble Stairs EP, 2011) - Shrimper Records ("The Gift of Love", 2010) Phil Yates is a Chicago based singer-songwriter who used to call Burlington, VT, Los Angeles, Columbia, SC, and Springfield, IL home. When not performing, he teaches in the mathematics department at DePaul University. ----------------------------------------------------------------- On his EP Tumble Stairs, digitally released on Revolution Road in May 2011 and physically released on his own in June 2011, Phil went into the studio with a band full of friends to build on his songs. Two of the tracks, “Ninjas vs. Zombies (Let’s Keep Our Heads)” and “The Bottom of an Urn”, appear in the movies Ninjas vs. Zombies and Ninjas vs. Vampires, respectively. “The Gift of Love”, a song whose verses were written by his friends in the lo-fi legends of southern California cassette culture Wckr Spgt, also appeared on the compilation Smooth Sounds: Various Artists Play the Future Hits of Wckr Spgt. This compilation was in honor of the 20th anniversary of Shrimper Records and features bands like The Mountain Goats, Sentridoh, So Many Wizards, Jad Fair, Simon Joyner, Amps For Christ and Franklin Bruno covering Wckr Spgt songs. Wckr Spgt, in turn, covered the Phil Yates penned tune “Honeycomb” for their Today I Saw Turtles EP that came out in April 2011. In May 2012, Phil went into the studio with The Affiliates and recorded the single "Could You Be The One?" for the movie Ninjas vs. Monsters. The song was mixed and mastered by Matt Rogalsky (Memory Device, Kingston, Ontario), who worked on PS I Love You's 2012 release, Death Dreams. In February 2013, Phil Yates & The Affiliates released Oh So Sour, the follow-up full-length album to the Tumble Stairs EP. Oh So Sour was played on various college radio stations around the U.S. and Canada, even reaching #20 on the charts for Radio1190 (Boulder/Denver, CO) in April 2013 and ranked #56 on Power Pop Action!'s top 100 albums of 2013. In May 2014, they went back into the studio to record their album No Need To Beg. The album was released by Almost Halloween Time Records in April 2015. It debuted at #4 on Lasell College's (Newton, MA) radio charts and was 1001 Records: For Music Lovers' #19 album for May 2015. In July, the lead track from No Need To Beg, "Burn It Down, Bernadette", was named the #3 favorite track of the week by Bridgeport, CT's WPKN 89.5 FM. That song also appeared on the compilation Ice Cream Power Man Pop and More: Got It Licked on Futureman Records. In August 2015, Phil was nominated for a Seven Days' Dandelion for "Best Songwriter." No Need To Beg made its way onto some year end Best of 2015 lists: #89 on Absolute Powerpop's top 100 Albums of 2015, #9 on Off Beat's (WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport CT) top albums of 2015, #13 on the Spanish radio program Plástico Elástico's top international albums of 2015, and featured on the Swedish radio program Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More's Best of 2015 show. Influences: Elvis Costello, R.E.M., The Beatles, Wilco, The Replacements, Ted Leo, Guided By Voices, The La's, Big Star, Billy Bragg, The Clash, Clem Snide, Old 97's, Minutemen, Elliott Smith, Buzzcocks, Sloan, Teenage Fanclub, Noel Gallagher/Oasis, Luna, Pixies, Okkervil River, The Jayhawks, The Bats, The Weakerthans, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Buffalo Tom, Robyn Hitchcock/The Soft Boys, Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

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2933 W Montrose Ave

Albany Park
Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 463-7663

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