C3 & Empty Bottle present an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow featuring DIIV / Radar Eyes / Matchess
Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 10:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Brooklyn's DIIV come at us tonight on the eve of their first Lollapalooza performance. Their debut Captured Tracks full-length, Oshin, was listed on Stereogum and Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2012. Equally indebted to shoegaze as they are propulsive Kraut, California psych, and crunchy 80s indie-rock, Impose claims DIIV is "music swishing inside a washing machine from the 1980s, stuck in an eternal spin cycle that somehow sighs summer between the suds." Chicago 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. Minimal synth-babe MATCHESS, aka WHITNEY JOHNSON from VERMA and E+, opens the show with a set of sparse rhythms, synthetic melodies, squealing guitar lines and heavily-affected vocals that combine to create an alien, futuristic sound.