Slow Pulp – Babehoven // Chicago, IL // 11.11.2023

Slow Pulp with Babehoven
Thalia Hall
Chicago, Illinois
November 11th, 2023

This past weekend, Slow Pulp completed their US headlining tour promoting their new album Yard at Thalia Hall in Chicago. While the group is Wisconsin grown, they are based now in Chicago so ending the tour with a hometown show felt appropriate. An unsparing turnout had Thalia Hall sold out and packed from wall to wall, showing up on time to catch Babehoven, an emerging mellow indie duo from New York. Engulfed by the warm welcome and attentiveness of the crowd, vocalist Maya Bon shared that this was the largest crowd they’d ever played to. 

Slow Pulp took the stage at 8pm, opening up with “Slugs,” a soft and sweet love song off the new record that embodies the feeling of Yard as a whole – Introspective, relational, and yearning with a delightful dullness to frontwoman Emily Massey’s voice. Next, into “At it Again,” and in full swing towards their hour and fifteen minute performance which invited a dancing, singing, swaying, smiling audience. I can only assume that everyone was as pleased as I was to be leaving a show at 9:15 to go home and get cozy. 

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