/ Zeus, Jr. / Poor Lister / Transmontane
Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 9:00 PM CST
(9:00 PM Doors)
- Friday, Jan 11, 2013 12:00 AM CST
Township, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Short of a VH-1 Special - Victor Villarreal lives the life of a rock star. Or so we are lead to believe. Victor has been seen as some sort of an enigma since he first started playing in a band called Cap'n Jazz. A protege that was able to pick up a guitar and create melodic structure was far beyond his own time. Many dreamed of what he could achieve and many continue to be inspired by his talents. There is a fine line between genius and insanity, and Victor's musical career bridged upon this. Victor's life has always been one of a mystery that his fans have desperately been seeking to know about. Its not only his whereabouts, but also any evidence that a reappearance will emerge with another glimpse into his musical genius.
Over a year's worth of sounds collected from Saturday afternoon sessions in a very rural, family-friendly environment with good folks, good food, good beer, good smoke and good intentions have made this something truly genuine. What you hear here is heartwarmingly familiar….and familiar in the most comforting of ways.
Hazy Nocturnal pop that mingles with echoes of pedal steel and paranoia. Poor Lister is the latest project from Gary Pyskacek, co-owner of Cardboard Sangria Records. The music started as solo headphone experiments and has developed into a taut live trio. The lineup is Gary Pyskacek (guitar, pedal steel), Don Ogilvie (drums), and Brett Barton (keys, bass).
Transmontane is a moniker, a name that proceeds from oblivion. Also it is a landscape, sparse and desolate but at the same time rich, beautiful. The music is minimalist americana with a dash of elegance. Short bursts of song disappear at the point of crescendo. Like a bird, or an echo. Hello!