TVD Recommends: Tender Forever in-store, Saki Records, today, 8/6

Well, it looks like Chicago survived another year of Lollapalooza. A little worse for the wear after massive storms, park evacuations, and rain delays on Saturday, but you better believe that we’re still standing strong. (I’m sure that Jack White’s unbelievable headline set on Sunday didn’t hurt any either). If you’re in the city today, and somehow still looking for live music, there’s some pretty killer things happening to help you get your fix.

Specifically, an in-store performance from Oregon based electro-pop artist Melanie Valera AKA Tender Forever at Saki Records. Touring the country playing all ages, “queer-friendly” shows, Melanie is in Chicago today to play Saki and, later tonight, Township.

Last year’s “Where Are We From” EP marks Melanie’s fourth release with the Washington-headquartered K Records since 2005. Started in 2003 as a means to simplify and concentrate her music, the solo project has evolved from energetic dance tracks, to more dense and mature sounds and songs.

Released on K Records in 2011, you can pick up Tender Forever’s latest EP, “Where Are We From,” in person at today’s shows, or online for just $15. While you’re there, be sure to check out the earlier LP releases, No Snare (2010) and Wider (2007) on vinyl.

Tracklisting:
Where Are We From
The Road Was Unkind
Blue
Wrestle
You Get Into My Face
Runaway
You Have The Woods

The free acoustic show starts at 5:00 PM at Saki Records – 3176 W. Fullerton Ave.

After the acoustic in-store at Saki, you can follow Melanie over to Township (2200 N. California) at 6:00 PM for a slightly more formal, all ages, show. Supporting Tender Forever at Township is Placeholder, Secret Plot To Blow Up The Entire Universe, and Having Antlers. Tickets are just $8, and you can pick them up at the door or through TicketWeb.

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Photo by Sarah Cass

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