Presented by Odyssey Touring


Mar 18, 2022

8:00pm – 8:40pm CT


Sophie Sputnik, professionally known as Waltzer, is a Chicago based singer songwriter and artist.
She began her career in the swampy, punk rock scene of South Florida before moving to Chicago to pursue her next project.
In Chicago, Sophie drew on the influences which dominated the scene she grew up in, such as Iggy Pop, The White Stripes, and The Ronettes to name a few. A collision occurred upon meeting the folks of the Chicago music scene as she found herself working with musicians of all different backgrounds and styles, leading to the creation of Waltzer’s debut album “Time Traveler.”
Drawing from Orbison, Etta, and Harrison, songs like “Lantern” and “Destroyer” found their soul in the basement of producer Chris Devlin’s home, to later be and recorded on tape at Treehouse records.
“Time Traveler” pays homage to the folks who wrestle with death and failure - something Sophie is familiar with. Although the lyrics get heavy, Waltzer’s stage performance has a sarcastic undertone which reverberates through the record and helps the listener stay afloat.
Her message is clear, “Life is really hard / I’m messed up too / Let’s get through it together and laugh at all the weird shit."

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Chicago, IL
Indie Rock