Photo Credit: Jeffrey Marini
After retiring his Casiotone for the Painfully Alone moniker—under which he toured and recorded for a decade-plus—in 2010, Chicago singer-songwriter Owen Ashworth started a second musical life as Advance Base. Ashworth’s current project isn’t much of a departure from his Casiotone days—its main components being electronic piano, pre-programmed rhythms and the singer’s melancholic baritone—though it has a slightly more world-weary quality. Advance Base’s most recent full-length is 2015’s Nephew in the Wild, though the following year saw a reissue of its 2012 debut, the quiet and compelling A Shut-In’s Prayer. Ashworth hits The World Famous Tuesday alongside local folkie Claire Cronin and Maine musician Greg Jamie (O’Death).
ADVANCE BASE Chicago-based electropop project led by Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
GREG JAMIE Dusky solo project from the O'Death singer and guitarist.
CLAIRE CRONIN Singer and poet Cronin plays folk music that's both delicate and intense.