Flint Eastwood

Kickstand Productions Present

Flint Eastwood

Michigander, Ember Oceans

Friday, April 7, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Flint Eastwood
Flint Eastwood
Born & raised in Detroit, MI to gospel roots, Jax Anderson fell in love with the art of the melody from a young age. Following an expedition in film, Jax spearheaded Assemble Sound, a hub of Detroit creativity that fosters artists through collaboration. It was in this space that Small Victories was crafted and polished.

An unabashedly pop record by a burgeoning pop star, Small Victories brought Jax’s vision of huge melodies and catchy hooks to light. The record was created as a coping mechanism to help Jax deal with the loss of her mother, who was her biggest fan and inspiration. As the listener makes their way through the EP, they experience Jax making her way through her mother's illness and passing, railing against it, dealing with the aftermath associated with such a loss, eventually accepting it, and using it as a driving force to continue to create.

"Doing anything creative in life takes a lot of persistence, struggle, and hustle. But if you focus on the little things, the "small victories,” you realize that it's those things that are the most rewarding.
Ember Oceans
Ember Oceans
Coming up quickly in Chicago’s indie scene, young four-piece Ember Oceans continue to impress with their latest single “ Caught Up!” . The follow up to their 2015 debut EP carries the energetic charisma that has demanded recent attentionin downtown venues. Musically, the song isanimated colorfully with glowing harmonies and hooks throughout. Gravity Studios owner and engineer, Doug McBride, worked closely with the independent group to push their production value and open the door for alternative radio opportunities. “ This song has all the potential it needs,” McBride reassured the band at the final mixing session. Finally, Ember Oceans sound readyto break out of the local scene with confidence.

While they continue to develop their professional studio sound, the band has already established a successful reputation on stage. Their explosive live performances have evolved from small suburban bars to Chicago landmarks like Metro, Schuba’s, and Beat Kitchen. Recent opening spots with upcoming indie acts CRUISR, Spirit Animal, and Paper Route have been crucial to their development as young musi-cians. “ We are always reaching for that next level. Our favorite shows are with bands who give us some-thing to work towards.” says Joe Cox, lead guitarist. The boys have ambitious plans after college, with a full length project and tour keeping them dreaming.

Ember Oceans rose from the murky depths of Chicago’s northwest suburbs in 2013. Since then, the pursuit to perfect their sound has taken them onan incredible journey together. The four members are Freddy Purcell, Joe Cox, Parker Simonaitis, and Sean Groebe.
Venue Information:
The House - DeKalb
263 E Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL, 60115