Events

Live in Concert: Karla Kane

Date: May 11, 2018

Time: 8-10pm

Karla Kane is a California-based songwriter, singer and ukulele player. Best known for her work as the leader of the indie-pop band The Corner Laughers, with whom she’s released four records, her solo debut, “King’s Daughters Home for Incurables,” was recently released to critical acclaim. The record leads listeners into an intriguing land of acorns and tea leaves; feminism and fairy tales; pagan pop and pastoral protest songs; whimsical wanderings and sharp observations on the current state of the world. It’s a place for chronic worriers, hopeless romantics, Anglophiles, patriarchy smashers and gentle dreamers, where sunny California indie meets melancholy English folk and the redwood meets the oak. She will be joined by her husband and bandmate Khoi Huynh (who grew up in Mid-Michigan).

“Armed to the teeth with sharp observations and whimsical wanderings, with a genius for dreamy melodies to boot” – Louder Than War
“Intricate, thoughtful and unique” – Goldmine Magazine
“A blend of empowering lyrics, emotive music and Karla’s bewitching voice” – Women You Should Know

“Her lyrics show her to be one of the most insightful songwriters around just now and that voice is a thing of beauty and wonder.” – Penny Black Music

“The Corner Laughers are a Californian band who come across like a West Coast Belle and Sebastian. Their indie pop is sassy and smart, intelligent and intricate, twee with bite.” — Paul Lester, The Guardian

Karla will be joined onstage by Chicago musician Phil Yates

Phil Yates is the main songwriter and ringleader of Phil Yates & The Affiliates. Formerly based out of Burlington, Vermont, Phil once again calls Chicago home. His songs reflect his love for all things Elvis Costello, Paul Westerberg, Elliott Smith, and R.E.M. Phil has played shows with The Mountain Goats, The Cave Singers, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, The Babies, The Dead Milkmen’s Joe Jack Talcum, Anderson East, and The Push Stars. Phil Yates & The Affiliates’ latest album, Party Music!, was released in April 2018 on Futureman Records.