The Life and Times
/ Electric Hawk / The Midwestern / Marmora
Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 8:00 PM CDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
- Monday, Jul 25, 2011 12:00 AM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
THE LIFE AND TIMES (ex Shiner)
Allen Epley, a king of Midwestern indie rock (he headed the long-extinct Shiner with vocal/guitar magic), repositions himself on the throne with a new band. The journey seems a mournful nocturne, reminiscent of one who’s slept half his life away, with lyrics that sigh breathlessly. There are ooh’s and aah’s sung in silent wonder as if they are ghosts of that lost day. Instruments work together to build a rock monument engraved with choruses one catches quicker than a cold. In all their gloomy wonder, barely-there vocals, keys, and violin awaken with razorblade guitars backed by measured and balanced drumming. It all erupts—swelling, cascading, and finally coming to rest in one hushed crash of the cymbal.
"Local trio Electric Hawk, prove time and time again that you don't need a lot of people on stage to create a sonic apocalypse."-Paraphrased from someone who works at Empty Bottle
The Midwestern have a sound that makes perfect sense in light of their name: melodic, power-trio rock that evokes all of those flat, cornfield-covered states in the middle of the country.
Chicago stoner rock. Forever ripped ∞ forever loaded