Friday, June 10: Faux Fiction

2016 faux fictionFaux Fiction plays Friday, June 10 at 8 p.m. at the Wom!nz Spot.

 “…pummeling alt-rock...” Shepherd Express

Faux Fiction is a Milwaukee-based alternative/powerpop band consisting of guitarist and vocalist Gabby Kartz, guitarist Jason Kartz, bassist Peter Hair, and drummer Paul Tyree.

The brainchild of husband and wife duo Jason and Gabby Kartz, Faux Fiction was created with hopes of putting out rhythmically driven, deeply fuzzy riffs paired with glossy female vocals. The idea really came to fruition after the pair met drummer Paul Tyree in July of 2014.

The trio spent a few months jamming in a tiny basement before rounding out the final sound with bassist Peter Hair, a former band mate of Paul’s.  The group has gained quite a bit of momentum as of late, joining the bills of several large Milwaukee area festivals, including Riverwest FemFest, Arte Para Todos, Tasty Fest, PrideFest, and MKE Punk Fest.

Faux Fiction is a name to remember, with an indie/alternative sound that draws you in from the first notes.  With a multitude of influences, the band provides a blend of powerpop that will leave you wanting more.” – Breaking and Entering

Faux Fiction released their self-produced, self-titled EP in June of 2015, and it has since been featured on numerous radio stations, music-focused blogs, and podcasts.  The group recently finished recording their first full-length album with Shane Hochstetler of Howl Street Studios, which is slated for release in mid-June of this year.

Faux Fiction’s “wall of sound” set certainly packs a punch, and it’s no doubt their seasoned performances and heavy-hitting rock anthems are sure to leave a lasting impression and a satisfied sonic palate.

“The members of Faux Fiction have taken a very humble approach to their music career, and radiate gratitude to the opportunities they are bestowed upon (which is a rare thing to see in music). The Alternative/Post-punk band pushes and grabs for your attention with their raw first work, “Faux Fiction EP”…The second track on the EP, “Between Heartbeats” projects a heartsick protagonist, warning of the woes of love and begging for understanding.” – MUSE MKE

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