Saturday, March 18, 2023
The Pike Room
7pm Doors / All Ages
Worry Club is the Chicago-based indie-punk band started by Chase Walsh (Singer/Songwriter) and Zack Zagula (Media, Graphic Design, etc). The collective was formed in January of 2020 and in a little over three years, they have already amassed 7 million streams and roughly 250k monthly listeners. Worry Club has built an engaged and devoted fan base through a discography of singles that quickly found their audience online during the pandemic. The band also hosts a weekly livestream series aptly dubbed Worry Club Wednesday, which has become a platform not only for sharing indie music, but also the collective's staunch advocacy for mental health awareness.
Worry Club has a way of building worlds that only he could see. They make bedroom music but not in the traditional sense of the phrase. Yes, the music is often homespun, intimate, and so tangible you can nearly touch it, but his style of DIY recording has more to do with emotional vulnerability and the closeness that naturally occurs when you invite someone into your most personal space. There are touchstones of 2000s indie rock and Elliott Smith melancholy to his work, but there’s also the heart-on-sleeve intellectualism of bands like Foxing and Modern Baseball. “Worry Club turns his frustration with overthinking into a harmonious cacophony of experimental indie." – The Line of Best Fit. The music takes cues from shoegaze and indie pop, and yet, no one sounds quite like Walsh’s Worry Club.