Pere Ubu / Gagarin / Radiant Devices
Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 9:30 PM CDT
(8:30 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Legendary art-punk veterans PERE UBU returned this past January with their first new album in over three years and we're way-jazzed to welcome these experimental rock kings back to our stage. The new record, Lady From Shanghai, was released on Fire Records, a newish label that is home to recent releases by GUIDED BY VOICES, A.C. NEWMAN and MISSION OF BURMA, among others. This new piece of the ever-evolving PERE UBU sound continues the bands quest to shock and provoke listeners with their innovative and disorienting brand of rock. Lady From Shanghai is an Ubu Dance Party that finds a steady, Midwestern groove within the band's broken song structures, found sound manipulation and careening vocals, and it's as mesmerizing as ever. GARGARIN is the stage name of GRAHAM DOWDALL, a South London-based producer who is on the road with the PERE UBU gang for this leg of the tour. Combining melody-driven, moody electronic-based music with noisy, fractured samples and improvised grooves, GARGARIN crafts atmospheric soundscapes that are futuristic, spontaneous, and not to be missed in a live setting. RADIANT DEVICES are a subverted pop band who play something along the lines of post-punk, but really defies classification. Tonight's show sees their return to the Bottle since releasing their, Infectious Substance, this past February. Loud Loop Press hails band for their tastefull sound that's "a gumbo rich with a dash of spoken word, jazz, ambient beats, and hard rock."
Tonight's drink special: Tiger Beer tallboys for $4