LOUNGE: Justin Payne, Zach Wilson

LOUNGE: Justin Payne, Zach Wilson

Fri · November 3, 2017

8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Justin Payne
Justin Payne
Over-throwing the musical and artistic establishment of the United States through underground circulation of music, shows, and cooperation. A revolution of the heart and mind, Justin Payne tours the land bringing with him a troubadour's soul and a seasoned musician's skills. Justin Payne spends a lot of time observing, contemplating, writing, singing, and playing with a mission: to undermine mainstream American culture with guerrilla tactics and street-level, face to face performances. None of the tried-and-true methods of exposure and advancement for artists are untainted by corporate cash, and thus cultural cancer. When the game is rigged, and all of the well-used roads to sharing your art are blocked to you because you don't want to be a part of a poisoned and facile mainstream industry, the only answer is to cut your own path, to revolt and burn down what is not working anymore. Justin has toured all of over the United States with a fire burning in his soul. He has performed in many markets nationally, and can mesmerize the house into silence and attention when he plays. As a solo singer-songwriter, Justin Payne is intense, incendiary. He sings his songs like they're the last ones he'll ever get to sing, pouring sweaty, passionate performances into his shows, and his heart's truth into his words.
Zach Wilson
Zach Wilson
Growing up between Northwest Ohio and Central Florida, Zach Wilson has never seemed at ease in one place for long. He got his first guitar for Christmas in Toledo, OH at age 8 and started writing songs before he admits he knew proper chords. Around that same time, he picked up his father's copy of Neil Young's After the Gold Rush as well as Harvest and began acquiring an ear for country and folk rock. After a few years in the Orlando area he moved back to Ohio and began practicing and writing songs as an electric two-piece with his brother and drummer, a project that would evolve into the bands Echo Room and A Gun for Hire. As a teenager he started picking up vinyl records from used bookstores, garage sales, and even his grandparents house where an uncle had left behind Television's Marquee Moon and other seminal punk records. In early adulthood, Wilson decamped for California, Wyoming, the Deep South, and detoured nearly everywhere in between; something evident in his songwriting and psyche. His music is both folk and punk, but not what generally fits under the folk-punk genre, at times as introspective as it is angst. Whether he's plugged in with a full band or playing an acoustic guitar, Wilson's music is steeped in the struggles of the working class, the restlessness of a Rust Belt youth told its best days were generations ago, and of a soul still searching for some place new.
Venue Information:
The Elbo Room
2871 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL, 60657
http://www.elboroomlive.com/