Natalie Grace Alford // Calvero // Will Hulseman // Ester at HB

@ Hungry Brain

Friday, October 18 ~~ 8PM

8:30pm Doors / 9pm Show // $8 // 21+

Natalie Grace Alford
Natalie Grace Alford is a multi instrumentalist playing piano, guitar, and uses loop pedals to perform and make the song live. They has opened for various artists such as Jack Garrett, Nellie Mckay, Tim Fite and many more amazing artists. They was also named The Deli Music Magazine's artist of the month for March of 2017. You can find their music on ITunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Google Play, and Amazon.

As Calvero, Gabe Liebowitz seizes the enormous potential that hides inside a pop song. Liebowitz’s songwriting sensibilities swirl together the explosive choruses of Bruce Springsteen with the glittering escapism of Ellie Goulding, a unique hybrid he alchemized during his years involved in Chicago’s live music circuit. As a bandleader, he got a feel for the scale and the heft of rock music with seismic hooks. He also started co-writing with other artists, most recently working with Terror Jr on their debut album Unfortunately, Terror Jr. In the process, he began writing songs for himself, collecting them under an alter ego he named Calvero: an avatar through which Liebowitz could process deeply personal lyrical themes.

Co-produced with Max Perenchio and featuring a collaboration with Ohmme, Calvero's first singles are the perfect setting for Liebowitz's expressive, idiosyncratic voice. From the fist-pumping chorus of "Vanishing Streets" to the indelible hooks spun across "You Were The Only One" and the soaring high notes on "Believe," Calvero indulges pop music's most luminous delights without reservation.

Will Hulseman
Will Hulseman is a Chicago-based musician and recording engineer with over 15 years experience writing and performing. With a deep love for a wide variety of musical genres and a shameless willingness to steal anything he can carry, Hulseman strives to create music that is both familiar and unanticipated, universal and alien. He writes unabashedly earnest songs of love and loss, utilizing both direct emotionality and contrived symbolism to create a melodramatic collage of soulful pop-formalism, contorted torch songs, and utter grinding doom.

Ester’s music is best heard in a house full of mirrors. Use it as the soundtrack to your yo-yo competition. Available to play weddings and funerals. The group released their first album "Curtains" in 2018, an EP titled "Why Not" in June 2019, and have another full-length record in the works.