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Thursday, March 17 • 12:00am - 1:00am

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"Chaidez has a raw power and believability as a performer. You can't quite take your eyes off her for fear of missing something. I felt an honest chill of discovery... Mark Bautz - SPIN.COM When singer/songwriter Chloe Chaidez decided, at 13 years of age, to leave her previous band, Wild Youth and start again with KITTEN she had already racked up enough experience to match any artist twice her age. By 11 years old she had the honor of sharing the stage with an impressive list of her older peers. Midlake and Conor Oberst to name just a few... Soon after recording her first demo's with respected producer Bill Racine (Mates of State, Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev), Chloe found herself in N.Y. doing the label rounds, completely unsatisfied with the prospect of what corporate pop music was offering. Chloe chose to leave behind any notion of being a "teen act" and returned home in order to hone her craft and pay some dues. At 14 she committed in earnest to writing and performing on her own. After a year of playing on street corners, subway busking and solo acoustic show's in notorious dive bars she was ready. Recruiting Max Kuehn (19) on drums . (Who's father Greg is a member of the revered So Cal punk band "TSOL"), Chris Vogel (22) on bass (engineer Earlimart, Grandaddy, Tokyo Police Club) and Andy Miller (18) on guitar, Chloe began to craft the music she was hearing in her head. Together the group combined sharp New Wave melodies, a love of classic 50's songwriting, and the raw power of post punk/indie to form KITTEN. With electric performances inspired as much by Iggy Pop as Cat Power and The Cure, KITTEN are already establishing a growing fanbase in L.A. as well as the rest of the West Coast, winning fan's one by one with a raw emotion and honesty that seems to be missing from much of today's music. They are finishing work on their debut album which is being mixed by Gavin Mackillop ( PIL, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Church) and were recently hailed as last years "The best new discovery of SXSW" by SPIN.com. Kitten is currently on a national tour with Young the Giant in support of their EP "Sunday School" and is gearing up for a month long tour of the UK with "Funeral Party."

Thursday March 17, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
The Marq

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