Tue September 10, 2013 9:00 pm $10.00
Returning to headline the Bottle tonight for their first time since opening for ROKY ERICKSON at the 2012 HoZac Blackout Fest is Detroit’s space punk superstars HUMAN EYE, a band that rose out of the ashes of leader TIMMY VULGAR's past band, punk stalwarts THE CLONE DEFECTS. Combining the primitive chaos of early punk with the extraterrestrial sounds and riffage of early psych and industrial, HUMAN EYE are the true masters of "alien punk," an earthy but art-damaged fiasco that always ends with a bizarre but mind-blowing buffoonery. More explosive than the results of a 3am Mexican food run, HUMAN EYE simply never stop, and their 2013-released fourth LP, 4: Intro Unknown, out via Goner, is expectedly brash, reckless and irreverent, even as the band’s songwriting is leaner, meaner, and –surprisingly – more straightforward than ever. Just when the world thought it was safe from the clutches of the primal punk sneer of the CARBONAS, SHOCKED MINDS have exploded up from the underground as the brand new vehicle from JOSH MARTIN (also of EX-HUMANS and TESTORS) with hooks that kill as well as they drill. With original CARBONAS members DAVE RAHN (also of GENTLEMAN JESSE & HIS MEN) and JEREMY THOMPSON (also in GAMES) rounding out the ranks, it’s dead set to stick in your brain like a parasite, just the way you’d expect from these long-admired Atlanta punk figureheads. The four-piece released their debut LP on HOZAC this past June, and it's a complete knockout of a record, with the rabidly jagged harmonies littered over each classic cut like broken glass – it’s best to not get to close or you’ll surely GET CUT. One of our favorite new punk bands to sprout up over the past year, raucous Chicagoland heathens THE MORONS return to grace our stage with their distinct brand of debaucherous punk rawk. Be sure and say hi to em after they’re set cause they’re some of the nicest fellas you’ll meet.