Tight Phantomz (record release party) / Bloodiest / E+
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 9:30 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Tonight sees and celebrates the release of Silk Prison, a 36-song double-disc album from Chicago's TIGHT PHANTOMZ that has been a half-decade in the making. There's plenty of back story behind this record, as seen in this Time Out feature, but the music, a blend of classic rock, metal and punk, stands on its own as an artistic testament to the power and saving grace of rock'n'roll. It's fitting that this show is going down the night before we give thanks, because we couldn't be happier to host the PHANTOMZ, in all their eye-winking, high-kicking glory. Featuring members of 90 DAY MEN, ATOMBOMBPOCKETKNIFE, STERLING, and YAKUZA – BLOODIEST continuously blow our minds and our eardrums with the menacing and malevolent classical and drone inspired metal found on their debut Descent, an album whose LP release we are celebrating to night. Trebuchet Magazine says a listen to the LP will leave you “almost comatose. After returning to a normal state of mind a few minutes after the album has finished, uncurling from the fetal position on the floor you’ll find yourself in if you have truly been listening, the only thing that will come to mind is simply, ‘What the fuck was that?”” That can only mean fantastic things when churned out on the Empty Bottle stage. E+, featuring members of DISAPPEARS and HEAVY TIMES, is a band that shimmers with alien vocal harmonies, infectious synth flourishes and steady driving beats. Giant System says their songs are “like spooky stories about ancient astronauts waking up from carbon sleep on distant planets” and their live shows typically result in a state of rock-the-fuck-out hypnosis.