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ROHDE w/ Tyranny of Dave

  • Uncommon Ground (Lakeview) 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)


ROHDE is a one-man mix of weird comedy and catchy ukulele. You definitely haven’t had this experience before. Bleentar!


Tyranny of Dave is on the cusp of releasing his 3rd album The Decline of America Part 3: Silence in Brooklyn. Out in October, this vinyl only release documents the current heyday of fading American glory from a time in the not so distant future when it is all gone and it turns out we are generally OK with that. Attendees of the show can get a free pre-release download of the album.

One of the co-founders of Piñataland from Brooklyn's Antique-Garde music scene, Dave has produced a steady stream of songs from the fringes of history to the near future.
Dave’s songwriting with Piñataland has been called “eclectic” and “fascinating” (New Yorker), “truly original” (Paste Magazine) with “remarkable lyrical and musical depth” (Amplifier Magazine). His work has been compared to Camper van Beethoven, Tom Waits, They Might Be Giants and other sterling songwriters but retains a flavor all its own, an American Tropicália tinged with everything from bossa nova to country to post-industrial pop.