King Dude / Energy Gown / Spooky Moon
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 9:30 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Dark pagan-fueled folk wrapped tight with outsider Americana, steeped in themes of love, death and redemption, KING DUDE released his prophetic and stark 2012 album Love on Dais Records this fall to widespread critical acclaim. Pulling together the biblical sound and isolation of the Northwest, the record’s bleakness is curbed by hope and salvation, drawing sound influence akin to DEATH IN JUNE and SOL INVICTUS while sewing together a hybrid of true folk tradition alongside WOODY GUTHRIE and JOHNNY CASH. Likened to the VU and SPACMEN 3, ENERGY GOWN follows the proto-motorik code for live performances churning up heady chants in extended experimentation. A strange take on the psychedelia, foggy fancy, and dark arts from discoveries made in a dim Chicago basement. Ghostly interstellar psych-pop soloist SPOOKY MOON returns to the stage tonight to deliver another stirring opening set.