'Adventures in Modern Music - A Five Day Celebration of Outsider Sounds' featuring Supreme Cuts / Shit & Shine / Duane Pitre / Tatsuya Nakatani & Vanessa Skantze
Friday, Oct 05, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
We’re pleased to once again present our annual Adventures in Modern Music Festival, organized in conjunction with authoritative UK periodical The Wire. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival and we’re bringing out all the stops to present the best in outsider sounds from around the world. Tonight’s installment sees the return of Chicago’s rising production team SUPREME CUTS to our stage and we couldn’t be prouder to have witnessed the development of this duo over the past year and a half. Packaging avant-garde tendencies with a desire for pop accessibility, SUP-CUTS released their debut LP, Whispers in the Dark, to widespread acclaim well beyond our cities borders. Their blend of what the Chicago Reader calls “hazy, hip-hop-inflected experimental electronic music” is accented by their often unpredictable, sweaty and chaotic live shows. SHIT & SHINE are no strangers to the chaotic, what with their multiple-drummer and multiple-guitar approach that creates for jarring and unhinged noise-rock spasms since 2004. Mostly unknown, even in the tiny sub-corner-genre they operate in, their records have been described as “seemingly non-coherent” and their live show as “semi-comprehensible” by The Quietus and whatever colorful bile they regurgitate on stage will surely be something similar to the death-rattle apocalypse of our demise. Exploring the tension between electronic sound and acoustic instrumentation, DUANE PITRE is an avant-garde composer and performer who is currently obsessed with the decay of sound and the space it provides. Minimalist to his core, PITRE’s 2012 album Feel Free is described by The Wire as “open and airy” and its innovative blend of droney, harmonic stacking and plucking shimmers in its stillness. Not bad for a skater from NOLA. Primitive and versatile percussionist TATSUYA NAKATANI brings his non-linear, organic musicianship to our stage tonight and is joined by dancer and performance artist VANESSA SKANTZE for a transformative, improvised opening set unlike anything we typically see at the Bottle. Investigating each other’s movements and patterns through sight and sound, the pair will no doubt leave viewers in awe of the visceral and raw nature of their dynamic energy.