$6 in advance/$8 at the door
9pm doors/9:30pm showtime
Blending electronica with smooth ambient surfaces, married to spacious, processed vocals in a unique groove-driven sound, Hi-Fi cali was birthed by Minneapolis composer and producer Chris Bartels in the summer of 2014 as an exploration of writing electronic music without a set of rules.
Hi-Fi Cali was born out of rough sketches and basic groove-beat ideas. Synthesizers, digital claps, drum machines, and sidechaining is the bottom line for these songs. With an album in the works, Chris, along with drummer and samplist Bjorn Nilsen, have not only used the material to develop and create a unique and engaging live experience, but are also laying out a small lot of evidence that dance music does not have to be predictable.
The Minneapolis based vibey-folk duo, The Prams, has gracefully merged folk roots with electronic overtones to create a unique sound layered with perfectly tailored harmonies. The husband/wife duo began writing and releasing music together in 2011. Over the last few years they’ve released a Christmas EP, a second EP entitled “Monsters & Parachutes”, composed original songs for two documentaries and competed with over 120 artists to become the winner of the Mpls based Humans Win! Demo contest. In August of 2015 they released their first full-length album full of songs with dual-personalities of vibey folk and feel-good synthy electronics.