The Cave Singers / Bleeding Rainbow / Big Smoke City
Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 8:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
It’s been over three years, but we’re damn pleased to welcome back Seattle rockers THE CAVE SINGERS, a four-piece whose music falls somewhere on the outskirts of folk, but is a touch too gritty for much of that genre’s sensitive-singer-with-a-guitar vibe. The band is touring behind their newest record, Naomi, out via Jagjaguwar earlier this month, and the album has captured their live performance energy that they’ve developed over the past five years. Returning with a revitalized purpose, THE CAVE SINGERS are in full form on the new album, both musically and spiritually, while remaining true to their distinctive brand of brushfired folk. Philadelphia-based noise-rock group BLEEDING RAINBOW return to play the Bottle in support of last year’s Yeah Right, out via Kanine Records, and they’re joining THE CAVE SINGERS for over a month of. A full-blown, badass and trippy-as-shit assault on your ears, the record pushes the extremes of murky, ominous and sometimes harsh and fuzzed-out guitar onslaughts, while also exploring more hushed, ethereal moments that evoke psychedelic, reverb-soaked shoegaze-pop. They’ve created something beautiful from harsh noise, something you’re not going to want to live. Opening the show tonight is BIG SMOKE CITY, a band that lives in a dream where girls run around giving out pizza like broken hearts and the hangover is eternal. Their songs remind us of situations we’ll never forget but always repeat and to not take love too seriously. When the smoke clears, the stories will remain.