KDHX is proud to welcome Nashville, Tennessee via Chicago musician Tristen to Twangest 18 on writing essay June 6, 2014 at Off Broadway. Her most recent album, "CAVES," finds the songwriter making a convincing turn towards evocative synth-pop, while retaining the lyrical core of her previous work. The exhilarating "Gold Star" deserves a gold star in any contemporary indie-rock songbook.
After an inebriated fan hollered, "We love you, Tristen!" the Nashville, Tenn. resident deftly avoided being inundated with drunken proclamations of love by returning the fan's adoration with, "All right, everybody hug their neighbor! C'mon!"
Tristen Gaspadarek self-released several albums before making her label debut on American Myth in 2011 with "Charlatans At the Garden Gate."
As the year comes to a close, KDHX is pleased to present some of our favorite live in-studio videos of 2011 -- and there were so many, we just couldn't narrow it to 10!