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7 PM – Doors
8 PM – Show
CHAI: We The Chai Tour!
Since breaking out in 2018, CHAI have been associated with explosive joy. At their live shows, the Japanese four-piece of identical twins MANA (lead vocals and keys) and KANA (guitar), drummer YUNA, and bassist-lyricist YUUKI have become known for buoyant displays of eclectic and clever songwriting, impressive musicianship, matching outfits, delightful choreography, and sheer relief. At the core of their music, CHAI have upheld a stated mission to deconstruct the standards of beauty and cuteness that can be so oppressive in Japan. Following the release of 2019’s second album PUNK, CHAI’s adventures took them around the world, to music festivals like Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Music Festival, and touring with indie-rock mainstays like Whitney and Mac DeMarco.
Font started playing shows in Austin in the spring of 2022. By the time they released “Sentence I” that November, their frenetic, collagist live shows had gained enough notoriety to regularly fill rooms. They draw inspiration from art rock, dance music, post punk, disco, and electronic music. “Font believes that ‘the medium is the message,’” writes Mars Salazar in the Austin Chronicle, “…culminating in this radical act being a favorite among other musicians in the underground scene.” Font is composed of Thom Waddill, Jack Owens, Anthony Laurence, Logan Wagner, and Roman Parnell.