AIDS Run & Walk Benefit
featuring Outer Minds / The Runnies / Wizard Castle / EntroEmcee
Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
We don’t like AIDS and neither should you! So tonight we’re hosting a benefit to raise money for Chicago House & Social Service Agency in conjuncture with next Sunday’s AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. Joining in the ass-kicking fight against AIDS is powerhouse quintet OUTER MINDS. Already this year they’ve released their first, proper LP, and spent time crossing the States with their take on the sounds of garage rock's first wave filtered through enough dreamy reverb to send you into a psychedelic stupor. They’ve quickly become one of our favorite party bands and are unabashedly vocal about their distaste for anything not awesome, making them the perfect headliner for tonight’s good cause rock party. Sharing a member with OUTER MINDS – the smoky-voiced siren MARY McKANE – and similar garage-psych sensibilities, local fuzz-rockers THE RUNNIES return to our stage with their emphatic, anthemic brand of garage rock n’ roll. Their quick-hitting songs are filled to the brim with hooks and catchy choruses and they'll surely have the kids pogoing to the organ-driven howlers. Summoned in the winter of 2009, WIZARD CASTLE gathered, unspeaking, to roast the flesh of animals, imbibe strong potions and proceed to create the sound of the earth’s creation. That’s what they tell us at least, in the land of Facebook. Turns out WIZARD CASTLE also hates AIDS and tonight this quintet of warriors hits the stage wielding battle axes to crush the immunodeficiency syndrome with their unique brand of thrashtastic post-metal. Kitchen sink electronic DJ EntroEmcee will be spinning jams throughout the night so come down and party hard on a Sunday night for a damn good cause dammit!