Alma Negra / Child Bite / Bear Claw
Monday, Jan 14, 2013 9:30 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Another heavy, hard-hitting Free Monday is here to shake your brains and rattle your skulls. Featuring grating vocals that sound like PJ HARVEY if she was metal, dueling guitars and a punishing rhythm section to create their own take on metal-psych-punk, ALMA NEGRA has been called “the ultimate marriage of local garage and metal” by the Reader. The newish quartet is a genre-bending force to be reckoned with, comprised of past and current members of BLASTED DIPLOMATS, NONES, TELENOVA and YAKUZA to name just a few and we're beyond stoked to have them finally headline here. Detroit based CHILD BITE, a full blown five piece featuring the genre-defiance of DEVO but with signature doo-wopping-human-Theremin vocals return to the Bottle after an absence of almost two years! These aggressively playful (or is it playfully aggressive?) lads put the "ram" in rambunctious and their angular, brain-bashing attack will surely knock you on your ass. Fresh off their UK gig in the SHELLAC-curated All Tomorrow's Parties Nightmare Before Christmas, BEAR CLAW return to the Bottle tonight with their powerful, noisy, yet melodic songs utilizing its obtuse instrumentation of two bass guitars and drums.