Wax Idols / TV Ghost / Radar Eyes
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
We've been jonesin' over WAX IDOLS, the primary project of Oakland-based songstress HEATHER FORTUNE, for some time now, especially after the release of her raw, dirgy debut LP No Future, out on HoZac in 2011. Since touring behind that debut LP, WAX IDOLS has expanded to a full band and they've plunged head first into the darkest depths of their previous work to craft a stellar follow-up, Discipline & Desire out March 26 via Slumberland. Piercing, layered guitars mix with haunting vocals and propulsive, hypnotic drumming, bringing muscle and tension to WAX IDOLS seething, moody darkwave. We haven't had the pleasure of hosting Lafayette, IN creepers TV GHOST since they played the 2011 Black Out Fest at the Velvet Perineum and this time around they're touring around the midwest for a quick jaunt with WAX IDOLS. Having released their first two LPs on In The Red, these monsters of chaos play squalid, ugly art punk that will delight listeners with its dirty black hole of pestilence. Local favorites RADAR EYES released their debut self-titled LP on HoZac early in 2012 and the effort blisters with their version of heavily layered noisy garage coated in several inches of distortion, reverb, echo and feedback. In the words of Impose, RADAR EYES “play with a shoegazed despondency... some music sounds like a proper backdrop to the moment the chord attaching you to the outside of your spacecraft snaps and there’s no hope for a change in trajectory unless a distant planet’s gravity reels you in.” They're one of Chicago's best live bands and are surely not to be missed, especially tonight.