Chicago Imposition presented by Shiner Beer featuring Cult of Youth / The So So Glos / Lazy / Big Ups
Saturday, Mar 09, 2013 9:30 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
New York-based Impose Magazine lives by the motto "Discovering new music so you don't have to" and they consistently deliver on their promise. Having establisted themselves as one of the premier voices in music news and criticism over the past decade, we at the Bottle love to find new music from Impose and we're stoked to co-present our first show with these taste-making fools as we send a bunch of bands off to Austin for the annual SXSW Music Conference of 2013.
CULT OF YOUTH is primarily the project of long-active DIY punk, industrial and experimental musician and record store/label owner SEAN RAGON. Though he’s expanded into a four-piece band for touring and shows, RAGON controlled the recording process of this year’s excellent Love Will Prevail, out via Sacred Bones, in his self-built studio at the back of his record store. Carrying the torch of his past work into the new album, CULT OF YOUTH adds lush atmospheres and post-industrial futurism to the already dense psychedelic neofolk foundation already in place. A true embodiment of RAGON’s uncompromising DIY idealism, Love Will Prevail is a politically charged and at times majestically beautiful, and far and away CULT OF YOUTH’s most accomplished achievement to date. Brooklyn DIY heroes THE SO SO GLOS are touring to support their soon-to-be-released third LP Blowout and we can't wait for these maniacal rockers to set our ears on fire with their searing, bombastic garage-punk. From recording and releasing all of their own material to helping establish various DIY/house venues in Brooklyn to booking their own tours, these thrifty hooligans live by the old school punk ethos and their catchy, head bashing songs have won us over time and again. Kansas City’s hardest working, most inappropriately named LAZY play punk rock equal parts smart and gritty. Their catchy, buzzing anthems could come from anywhere, evolving from jagged rhythmic chaos on this year’s Obsession. New York punks BIG UPS hit our stage to open things off with a set of blistering, brain-bashing punk rock. Prepping the release of their debut record, BIG UPS meld searing guitars and furious rhythm drumming with anthemic, shout-along vocals that make us all tingly in our nether regions.