Empty Bottle & Million Tongues present, Keiji Haino / Plastic Crimewave Syndicate / Circuit des Yeux / Hands of Hydra
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
KEIJI HAINO is an unconventional guitarist with a noisy, intense, squalling, feedback drenched sound that has made him a cult artist in Japan and an underground favorite around the world. He describes his guitar as a "weapon to express myself". HAINO's music includes elements of free jazz and psychedelic rock, is largely improvised, and is usually played at stun volume. Despite the chaotic sound of his music, he approaches his work with an intellectual, almost religious seriousness. Joining in the fray are our favorite local space punks PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE SYNDICATE with their loud, spazzy, solid goldness spanning from cavern-aged punk to lonely, hollowed out psych/folk. That STEVE KRAKOW sure knows how to get weird and we're all luckier for it. CIRCUIT DES YEUX is HALEY FOHR, a young lady from Lafayette, IN who moved to Chicago last year and has stunned audiences with her stark, haunting releases and live shows. 2011 saw the release of her third long player on De Stijl Records, Portrait, a “stunning and utterly singular record, glued together (or thoroughly unglued) with bent electronics, delayed vocals, drifting percussion, piano and acoustic guitar,” in the words of Other Music. Now recording with a pair of backing musicians, CIRCUIT recently released a 10" record, CDY3, on Bloomington, IN's Magnetic South Records, and the two songs on the disc are filled with murky, decaying soundscapes, melancholic guitars and FOHR's fallen-angelic vocals. One man sitarist HANDS OF HYDRA will be performing sets between bands to keep the weirdness going all through the night.