DPCD, Pat Keen

Harmonica Dunn Presents:


Pat Keen

Mesha Arant

Fri, June 29, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

DPCD is the work of Chicago musician Alec Watson. The music embraces the American song tradition with quiet intensity, offering warm repetitions on daily routine memory, family history, and grey areas of belief and doubt. DPCD released their first full length album "Good Visions" in 2017.
Pat Keen
Eau Claire native Pat Keen's 'Albatross' LP is an 11-track exercise in stretching the conventions of homemade-pop. formerlyy a member of Chicago-based, avant-rock outfit Wei Zhongle, a touring member of Ryan Power's band and Guerilla Toss, the 25-year old musician has spent the past few years touring the country and honing his craft while contributing to a thriving, nationwide experimental-rock scene. Now Minneapolis-based, 'Albatross' shows Pat Keen moving from self-produced 4-track tape recording (as on 2015's 'Leaving' EP) toward a more fleshed-out vision of a personal brand of bedroom-rock.

Recorded throughout 2016, 'Albatross' is performed almost entirely by Keen himself. The record began to take shape during the tail end of a 4-month long retreat in New Hampshire, during which time Keen studied guitar and music theory in Brattleboro, VT with Chris Weisman. Featuring guest vocals from the likes of Adelyn Rose's Addie Strei, and other American midwest-based songwriters, Pat Keen's music hints at an underlying pop-sensibility while not shying from experimental influences. The instrumental texture of the record is highly nuanced, as Keen employs all possible timbres from an accompaniment of acoustic and electric guitars, bass and drums. 'Albatross' also shows Keen making a concerted effort to deliver a virtuosic vocal performance. In preparation, he trained his vocals with Minnesota-based musician J.E. Sunde.
Mesha Arant
Mesha Arant is a singer-songwriter from Jefferson, South Carolina, and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Although Mesha’s love of music began in elementary school, it wasn’t until a moment at eleven years old that she decided to be a musician. While her interest in music started with her love for trumpet, she now focuses on vocals, guitar, and songwriting.

Her music is situated somewhere between folk and soul, the music she grew up listening to. Her finger-picking style and striking voice have been described as hauntingly beautiful. Her first major project, Therapy, will be released in early 2018.
Venue Information:
Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL, 60614