Fri September 22, 2017 9:00 pm $5 with RSVP, $15 without RSVP
Early arrival is recommended for this show to avoid waiting in line. $5 cover with RSVP, $15 without RSVP. No advance tickets sold!
LIGHTNING BOLT is back and we couldn't be more turned on to have them for this round of Red Bull Sound Select Chicago. Over the course of its two-decade existence, LIGHTNING BOLT has revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves down on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous live performances and the mania they inspired paved the way for similar tactics used by DAN DEACON and literally hundreds of others. Similarly, the band’s recordings have always been chaotic, roaring, blown out documents that sound like they could destroy even the toughest set of speakers. Fantasy Empire, LIGHTNING BOLT’s sixth album and first in five years, is a fresh take from a band intent on pushing themselves musically and sonically while maintaining the aesthetic that has defined not only them, but an entire generation of noisemakers. It marks many firsts, most notably their first recordings made using hi-fi recording equipment at the famed Machines With Magnets, and their first album for Thrill Jockey. More than any previous album, Fantasy Empire sounds like drummer BRIAN CHIPPENDALE and bassist BRIAN GIBSON are playing just a few feet away, using the clarity afforded by the studio to amplify the intensity they project. Every frantic drum hit, every fuzzed-out riff, sounds more present and tangible than ever before.
Chicago's HIDE is a project from visual artist HEATHER GABEL on vocals and multi-instrumentalist SETH SHER (GA'AN, PSYCHIC STEEL, ZATH, OAKEATER) on pretty much everything else (and some vocals). Since forming in 2014, the duo has exploded all over Chicago, stirring up shit all around town with their dark, minimal blend of electronic, goth and industrial stylings. They've opened for the likes of ALALKINE TRIO and even scored an opening slot for part of MARILYN MANSON's 2015 tour. Trust us - they're going to give you a performance you'll not soon forget.
Chicago band LUGGAGE is comprised of members of BASIC CABLE, LOOSE DUDES and CLEARED. Formed in 2015, they've already given the world a debut LP, Sun, on Automatic Recordings. The trio's dark, noisy blend of shoegaze, post-punk and droning psychedelia is intensely hypnotic.