Ages: 18+ (note: there is a $5 surcharge if under 21)
Tickets: $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show
You might know Ben Silver as one-third of Orchard Lounge, the long-running Chicago DJ collective that also includes Spencer Lokken and Bethany “Queen B” Lokken. The trio’s tag-team sets pack in bass-dropping techno and house, sunset chill-out grooves and other futuristic sounds. Orchard Lounge has had residencies at clubs around the country, including Smartbar in Chicago, Vagabond in Miami and Love in New York. They’ve gigged at established venues like Red Rocks and Hammerstein Ballroom, and major festivals, including Lollapalooza, Coachella and Electric Zoo.
Ben Silver’s solo project has him spinning psychedelic house and techno as well as producing original material alongside songwriting partner David Hammond. In fall 2015 he released the well-received “Solar” and “Lunar” DJ mixes—in October, Beatport named “Solar” one of the “Top 10 Mixes of the Month.”
Ben is also readying the release of his debut EP, which is a collaboration with David Hammond. It’s tracks are suitable for a wide range of styles, with some parts harder hitting and others more exploratory.
Formed in 2010, SOLARiS is a 3 piece all-instrumental band that hails from upstate New York.
The members of SOLARiS have created a bevy of original compositions that range from electronica to breakbeats, jazz fusion to funk, & much more. Each of these compositions vary in speed, genre and style, but all of them are used as blank slates to showcase the Trio’s explosive improv and electronic experimentation. While from show to show many of the songs remain the same, no two SOLARiS shows will ever be alike.
The band strives to create new and interesting twists on their material for their constantly evolving live shows; whether it’s monster transitions, new improv jams or the occasional recognizable cover, it’s safe to say that SOLARiS is an entity that never stops growing and changing.