Chandeliers / Handsome Tyrants / Gel Set / Spider to the Fly
Monday, Aug 05, 2013 9:00 PM CDT
(8:30 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
CHANDELIERS, a local experimental quartet that fuses analog synths with live percussion and drums return to the Bottle for tonight's FREE MONDAY. Called “music for a perfect world, the soundtrack for a club where the dawn never comes and the lights are never turned on,” by The Wire, the band's 2012 release was hailed as “luminous Balearic electro-funk for the Nintendo generation.” The quartet are experts at conjuring up early KRAFTWERK meets J DILLA at an Italian disco and we’re excited to hear the new tracks come to life tonight. Returning tonight for their first time since opening for THE FIELD back in June are Chicago's HANDSOME TYRANTS. The electronic trio delves into the depths of experimental electronic music with influences in hip hop, psych, ambient and industrial music. GEL SET is the solo project of Chicago musician LAURA CALLIER, a young lady who released a 6-track cassette tape gem on Modern Tapes in 2012 and who celebrated the release of her newest tape Microsoftcore XXCell on Lillerne Tapes here this past January. Filled with hazy, spacey, sparse minimal synth, the release has been praised by the Chicago Reader for sounding “like a lone candle struggling to light a basement covered in metal; the pleasures come not in the center of the tiny fire but on the edge of the flame as it fights against the steely cold and barren darkness that closes in around it.” Chicago-based duo SPIDER TO THE FLY open the show with their fusion of avant-pop and faery-punk that'll singe your eyebrows off and get you trapped in a web of skuzz.