SSION Tour Starts Today, Brings Dance Party To Chicago On October 9th

Cody Critcheloe is the mustachioed maestro behind SSION (pronounced “shun”), the electro-pop group whose music should come with a warning label: you will get weird on the dance floor until the sun comes up. While the band’s existence can be traced back to Critcheloe’s high school days in mid-90s Kansas City, his recent move to Brooklyn and the subsequent release of 2011′s Bent should mark their rise to “buzz-worthy” status.

Bent is  sexy, 80s-inspired electronic music that will draw comparisons to early Madonna,  but it’s more on the fringe—the music is as free-flowing as the sexual ambiguity embedded in the lyrics, videos and Critcheloe’s garb. With a head-turning live act and music perfect for our crumbling society (it’s partying-as-the-world-ends fun), SSION is catching fire as they embark on a nationwide tour. On Tuesday October 9th, the group comes to the Empty Bottle, a small but beloved Chicago venue on the West side of the city. The Silver Tongue will be there for coverage of what promises to be a wild night.

On top of being a prodigious music man,  Critcheloe is a damn-fine director, capable of creating DIY videos that fit the music and captivate the audience in their absurdity.

Check out “My Love Grows in the Dark” below

SSION – My Love Grows in the Dark (Official Video) from Dovecote Records on Vimeo.

Tour Dates

FRI 10/5 Pittsburgh PA – VIA
SAT 10/6 Cincinnatti OH – Ice Cream Factory
SUN 10/7 Champaign IL – High Dive
MON 10/8 Detroit MI – Magic Stick
TUES 10/9 Chicago IL – Empty Bottle
WED 10/10 Columbia MO – Mojos
THUR 10/11 Springfield, MO – High Life
FRI 10/12 St Louis MO – Firebird
SAT 10/13 Kansas City MO – Riot Room
MON 10/15 Lincoln NE – Bourbon Theatre
TUES 10/16  Denver CO – Larimer Lounge
WED 10/17 Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge
FRI 10/19 Seattle WA – Rendexvous
SUN 10/21 Vancouver BC – Electric Owl
MON 10/22 Olympia WA – Voyeur
TUES 10/23 Portland OR – Rotture
THUR 10/25 San Francisco CA – Public Works
FRI 10/26 Los Angeles CA – Los Globos
TUES 10/30 Tuscon AZ – Club Congress
WED 10/31 El Paso TX  – Lowbrow Palace
THUR 11/1 Austin TX – Club Deville
FRI 11/2 San Antonio TX – Korova
SAT 11/3 Dallas TX – DADA
MON 11/5 Atlanta GA – The Earl
WED 11/7 Washington DC  – Rock N Roll Hotel

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