Presented by KGNU
Doors: 7:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Come to Allison Lorenzen and Midwife’s haunted Valentine’s Prom at the Chautauqua Community House, kissing booth included! They will be releasing a cover song with a music video that they recorded and produced together. Haunted prom attire encouraged!
Allison Lorenzen is a Denver based artist whose work explores a minimalist approach to acutely felt noise-pop and aching slowcore. Brushed in deep strokes of lush synthesizers and gossamer vocals, her first solo album, Tender, was released by Whited Sepulchre Records in 2021 to critical praise from the likes of NPR, Spill Magazine, Austin Town Hall, and more. Tender was named Best New Album by Denver’s Westword Magazine in 2022.
Midwife is the project of Madeline Johnston, a self taught multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer, currently based in Southern New Mexico by way of Denver, Colorado, where she spent the last decade developing her sound. Midwife began while Madeline was a resident of the beloved/infamous DIY space Rhinoceropolis in 2014. She has released three albums with The Flenser, most recently, Luminol (2021), which received national and international acclaim. On stage, Johnston is known for her sparse, emotionally charged experimental pop music. On record, she produces intricate and lush sonic environments in her own little corner of the heavy music scene. She describes her sound as “Heaven Metal,” AKA emotional music about devastation: catharsis. Johnston writes primarily about grief, and the many faces it can inhabit.