CHICAGO, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Savage Smyth, Chicago's newest event venue, announced today it will host funk band Vulfpeck on June 7. Based on the band's new single "Flow State," Vulfpeck will debut a new concept of paying fans to attend their show at Savage Smyth.
Founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2011, Vulfpeck is an American funk group based in Los Angeles that has gained recent exposure from its album "Sleepify" and its appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
"For Vulfpeck to hit the road again, every audience member must get paid to attend our show," said Vulfpeck co-founder Jack Stratton. Cue the "Flow State" single, which is the resonate frequency of Planet Earth – a tone that exists well below the realm of human hearing. Fans can stream the single on repeat to generate enough royalties for the band to not only play a free show, but also pay attendees some of the royalties. "We're excited to team with Savage Smyth. The new venue works out great for what we're up to – playing music and reinventing the wheel – the musical wheel."
A multi-functional venue in Chicago's River North neighborhood, Savage Smyth lends itself to endless programming opportunities including corporate meetings and events, thought leadership programs, community forums and artistic showcases.
"Vulfpeck's unique concept of paying fans as they walk through the door naturally aligns with the philosophy of Savage Smyth," said the venue's co-founder, Gabrielle Martinez. "We aim to provide a space for people to innovate and connect by hosting their own authentic programming, so we're thrilled to welcome Vulfpeck to perform at Savage Smyth."
Free tickets will be available through universe.com on April 27. Doors for the Flow State Show will open at 7pm on Tuesday, June 7, accessible through Savage Smyth's west alley entrance. Michigan favorite Short's Brewing Co., - another new entrant to Chicago - will be at the show to serve a collaboration brew, Compression – an American Sour Ale, inspired by the Vulf Compressor, a mixing tool created by the band to give their music its signature sound.
In addition to the upcoming Vulfpeck show, Savage Smyth will host a series of events during the week of June 6, introducing the venue to the Chicago community. Encompassing two floors including an 8,000 square feet rooftop space, Savage Smyth is now taking bookings for summer 2016.
Savage Smyth (www.savagesmyth.com) is Chicago's first and only space dedicated to fostering creative dialogue and collaboration across all disciplines. Savage Smyth offers 8,000 square feet of customizable indoor space, with an additional 8,000 square-foot roof deck, for unique programming, experiences and events.
Vulfpeck (http://vulfpeck.com) is an American funk group based in Los Angeles. The band aims for a sound that is minimal, raw, and approaches that of a live performance. The band has released four EPs and a full-length album, Thrill of the Arts. Vulfpeck will be appearing this summer at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park, Red Rocks, and the North Coast Music Festival in Union Park. In the fall the band will do an intercontinental tour including Brooklyn Bowl New York and Brooklyn Bowl London.
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