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Chicago's Horsegirl Announces First Ever Midwest Tour

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

Chicago’s Horsegirl, the noisy rock trio of 17-18 year olds Penelope Lowenstein (she/her), Nora Cheng (she/her), and Gigi Reece (they/them), announce their first tour and first performances outside of Chicago. They’ll play select cities across the Midwest, including debut appearances in Madison, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee, plus a hometown show to cap it off (all 18+ or all ages). Additionally, they’ll make their festival debut this September at the Pitchfork Music Festival. This tour builds off of the excitement following Horsegirl’s recent Matador signing announcement and the release of their “Ballroom Dance Scene” b/w “Sea Life Sandwich Boy” 7”, which sold out within 24 hours.

Chicago artist we love featured on this playlist:

Wild- Dehd

Get Numb To It!- Friko

Thinking- Lifegaurd

Kamera- Wilco

Sickeningly Teeth- Melkbelly

Horsegirl operate as a true unit, with a young and punk-minded aesthetic. Since forming almost two years ago, Cheng, Lowenstein and Reece have spent countless after school and weekend hours honing their collective vision, live and on record. There’s an edginess to their overall lyrics and sound, which feature dreamy guitars and distinct dual vocal melodies by Cheng and Lowenstein, and the propulsive rhythmic drums of Reece.

Raised in Chicago, Lowenstein and Cheng met through a local music program, where they initially bonded over their similar taste in records. After frequenting local shows together, and Reece joining one night, they quickly became friends who fell in love with discovering music, sending each other songs and videos from now defunct DIY bands and scenes. After a brief time in a Sonic Youth cover band, and one open mic later, Horsegirl was formed. Since then, they’ve played local house parties, art museums, and all ages venues.

Horsegirl Tour Dates

Wed. July 7 - Madison, WI @ High Noon - 18+ Thu. July 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry - 18+ Fri. July 9 - Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray Arcade - all ages Sat. July 10 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas * - all ages Sept. 11 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival

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