K-Holes / Call of the Wild / Nones
Friday, Feb 08, 2013 9:30 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
The K-HOLES began as a dirge surf band in a cramped NYC room intended as a one-off, but the rag-tag dude/chick collective stripped down on the surf, upped the dirge and were recently named on the Best New(ish) New York Bands of 2011 by the Village Voice. Exports of NY-area garage rock trouble makers GOLDEN TRIAGLE, BEZOAR and GEORGIANA STARLINGTON, K-HOLES are an aggressive live presence, whose shows have been compared to a loony-bin riot or a peyote-fever dream. Their May 2012 release, Dismania out via Hardly Art, is packed with the same kind of sinister, feverish punk skronk the New York quintet is known for and their live show, is a dark, brutal and menacing trip. Brooklyn trio CALL OF THE WILD are a band of wild-eyed heathans who got together in 2011 after the dissolution of drummer Allison Busch’s previous band AWESOME COLOR. Featuring jackhammering guitars, death-defying bass, hollering vocals and drumming so hard and fast it could induce a heart attack, their debut record Leave Your Leather On, out via Kemado Records, comes at you like like a bear hug that turns into a back-breaking choke slam - just real good stuff right there. 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.