Meat Puppets / Enemy Planes / Vamos!
Friday, Sep 27, 2013 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Meat Puppets and their pals at JamBandit invite you to jam out with the Pups, record yourself, and even share your clips with friends. How do you that? Easy: JamBandit is featuring "Leave Your Head Alone" from the Meat Puppets newest LP Rat Farm this week; download it free through September 27th.
JamBandit is available free for iOS at : appstore.com/jambandit
Original. Influential. Uncompromising. Unpredictable. Not a ton of rock bands warrant being linked to such descriptions, but the MEAT PUPPETS certainly do. With a career that has spanned four decades, this legendary band formed all the way back in 1980. They've witnessed countless musical movements and fads come and go, but despite it all, have stuck to their guns and retained a dedicated fan base while playing their music on their terms. Their most recent record, Rat Farm, out this past April via Megaforce Records, has been described by leader and founding member CURT KIRWOOD as "real blown-out folk music." The album's simple, no-fuss songwriting is hailed by All Music for its "colorful, no-frills brand of twangy alt-rock and informal punk (with hints of Americana, country, folk, and prog) that they instilled on their SST Records days." Minneapolis-based five-piece ENEMY PLANES are hitting the road with the MEAT PUPPETS for a short stint around the midwest and east coast. Blending a love for early Brit-pop and rock with the subtle-but-complex art rock of bands like RADIOHEAD, the band throws a darker twist on their influences, as seen on their stellar debut record, Beta Lowdown, in early 2013. Gritty, in-your-face rockers VAMOS call themselves Sexy Pizza Rock and like to bring listeners to the point where they feel like they've seen the edge, then push em right off. Combining a lot of cymbal work, distorted guitar sound and heavy bass lines (with some tambo thrown in for good measure, duh), VAMOS create an unholy cacophony that’s gaining some serious attention in the local scene.