Wed August 26, 2015 9:00 pm $8 or Free with RSVP
Tonight's show is FREE with RSVP, which must be submitted individually (no +1s) through TicketWeb by 7pm the night of the show. Your RSVP does not guarantee admission if we reach capacity. However, buying an advance ticket through TicketWeb does.
It's been nearly four years since Chicago post-metal staples DEL REY last graced our stage -- we thought they'd broken up, but here they are again, headlining a Free with RSVP show that'll have our walls crumbling from the start. With two drummers, three guitarists and no vocals, DEL REY break through the rafters and fly through the skies of Chicago on brooding yet ethereal clouds of distortion. Their last record, Immemorial, out on At A Loss Recordings, saw the outfit building on the cosmic soundscapes and epic odysseys of their previous work. After a year spent touring behind the LP, including European dates and a turn at the Primavera Festival, the band called it quits and left Chicago aching for their soaring distortion. We’re excited to hear what new material they'll be releasing on album number five (later this year), along with the old classics we heard live nearly three dozen times from 1997-2011. Our old friends PINEBENDER, a band who played our stage countless times in the late 90s and throughout the aughts, return for their show here in over a year. Their slow, melodic but heavy-as-hell rock still burns a hole in our minds whenever we get to catch em live and we're stoked to have the back on our stage tonight. Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune once described PINEBENDER's "Godzilla-size" sound as "deliberate and dirgelike, if not glacial," so prepare yourself for shaking walls and crumbling ceilings tonight - BYO hard hat, maybe. One of our favorite local instrumental metal bands, the trio known as ELECTRIC HAWK - or THE HAWK, if you're into the whole brevity thing - proves you don't need many people on stage to create a sonic apocalypse. Operating without a singer, save for some special guest appearances, the trio continuously blows us away with their punishing, mathy approach to metal and they're about as loud as it comes, so don't forget those earplugs. THE HAWK celebrated the release of a new record, II, this past June, they always blow our dumb heads right off our stupid shoulders -- luckily, we have no use for such things anymore.