Ariel Pink / Purple Pilgrims / E.T. Habit
Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 10:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
LA's weirdo-pop superstar ARIEL PINK is headlining the Saturday night of Do Division before he heads our way to play a SOLD OUT show at the Bottle. Last year, PINK and his band HAUNTED GRAFFITI released the widely-adored Mature Themes on 4AD, an album of fully-realized art-pop that's unhinged, damaged and dangerously pure. It's been years since we hosted PINK on our fair stage and we can't wait to have him back for a night of blissful madness that will definitely be one to remember years from no, so long as our brains aren't fogged over from overindulgence. Wild and fuzzy outsider psych-pop sister duo PURPLE PILGRIMS hail from New Zealand but currently call Hong Kong home and they're joining ARIEL and his bands of misfits for tonight's weirdo madness. Overflowing with murky feedback, screeching, distorted guitars and blown-out vocals, PURPLE PILGRIMS manage to turn their freaky folk songs into something ethereal and tantalizing that is both haunting and uplifting. It’s no secret to anyone coming here that we’ve got a bit of thing for E.T. Habit, a local super-group of sorts featuring members of HUMAN EYE, PELTS, MICKEY and CURTAINS. These HAWKWINDIAN-heroes released their own 7” on HoZac this year and we’re expecting to be blown away yet again by their wild and unpredictable live show.