PERFORMANCE DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27
VENUE: BLACKBIRD: 119 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801
Retirement Party is a self described “bullshit pop” band from Chicago, Illinois. The band is fronted by Avery Springer and accompanied by Nick Cartwright on lead guitar, and James Ringness on drums. Characterized by Springer’s stream of consciousness lyrics, Cartwright’s wailing guitars and Ringness’s intricate drums, Retirement Party crafts an upbeat and exciting sound. The band released their debut EP, Strictly Speaking, January 1st of 2017, 3 months after forming. They signed to Counter Intuitive Records in March of 2018 and went to release their debut full length LP, Somewhat Literate, in May of 2018.