Lasers and Fast and Sh*t / Tight Phantomz / Shapers / Nones
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 9:00 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Earlier this year LASERS AND FAST AND SHIT released a limited cassette Second: Cat Fight via He Who Corrupts, an engaging mixture of punk abandon with a healthy dose of stoner metal's nodding and self-knowing winks. Expect lasers, smoke, and, in the words of Tiny Grooves, “one hell of a propulsive fiery art damaged punk sound.” TIGHT PHANTOMZ return to our stage after celebrating their record release on Black Wednesday in November, and their monstrous new album Silk Prison blends classic rock, metal and punk that’s easily one of the best Chicago rock releases of the year. If you missed that show cause you were with “family” or whatever, be sure to show up tonight to witness the PHANTOMZ in all their eye-winking, high-kicking glory. SHAPERS are an eruption of sound, playfully experimenting with atmospheric waves, ambient soundscapes, squalling jazz blasts and pulsing Kraut-rock. The Chicago four-piece pummels audiences with their throbbing performances, entrancing onlookers with visuals manipulated live and a refreshing lack of banter that leaves little time to determine when one song ends and the next begins. Hypnotic and transcendent, expect a mind numbing performance from SHAPERS, for this is our density. Continuing Chicago’s half-dormant noise-rock tradition that exploded in the late 80s through the 90s, NONES play skuzzy, dirty noise-punk and might be the wildest bands this city has to offer. Opening the show tonight, the all-girl band fronted by a madman wielding a saxophone and a howl that specializes in shaking your brain, NONES will play their spazzy, dissonant songs to excessive and gross delight.