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Bittersweet Drive w/ Kasondra Rose & Discoverer - 7pm | $10

  • Uncommon Ground (Edgewater) 1401 West Devon Avenue Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)


James and Molly met at Columbia College Chicago in 2008. They quickly began to sing and perform together - a vintage blend of strong melody and close harmony fueled their writing. They formed Bittersweet Drive and released their first EP, "Cold Were the Winds" in 2012. Their second, self-titled EP was released on November 27, 2016.

Kasondra Rose’s voice is warm like wine in your belly, with notes of dark sweetness and a smooth finish. Originally from Michigan, she ventured to New York to pursue dancing, taking voice lessons on the side from one of New York City’s most prestigious vocal coaches. Those lessons ignited her passion for singing, and she found an outlet for her love of song in the Tampa Bay area’s thriving music scene. Kasondra has been touring for the last four years, playing in dozens of cities including Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, and Nashville. She has had several radio appearances on Tampa Bay’s WMNF and an appearance on Knoxville’s WDVX. She’s released two solo albums of original music which are available now through iTunes.

Discoverer is a musical project started by Tariq Shihadah to explore experiences, dreams, and the world around him. Discoverer isn't about contriving the perfect tune but about finding the songs already written inside us and in the communities we live in. The ambient, post-rock influenced music by this self-described "Midwest Folk" artist will draw you into a place of introspection and vulnerability. With graceful instrumentation and thought provoking lyrics, Discoverer asks you to come along for the journey to discover the music that lies waiting in our bones.