Dent May / Jack Name / Thin Hymns
Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 9:00 PM CST
(8:30 AM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
DENT MAY writes, performs, and produces homemade pop music from his home base in Mississippi. A stylistic chameleon, his recordings mash together folk, disco, R&B, psychedelia, country-western, soul, and funk sounds of the past, present, and future. MAY's third album, Warm Blanket, was released on Paw Tracks in August of 2013 and it sees the young songwriter taking a turn toward existential classicism, channeling the tuneful longings of HARRY NILSSON and BRIAN WILSON at their dreamiest. JACK NAME is the solo work of JOHN WEBSTER JOHNS, an LA-based musician and producer who plays guitar in WHITE FENCE's live band and has worked with ARIEL PINK. His debut record, Light Show, out on TY SEGALL's God? Records (a Drag City imprint), is a home-cooked, fuzzed-to-hell concept album about global gang wars in the future. JOHN DWYER of THEE OH SEES laments not being able to put it out on his own label, adding "The sounds are a dense and ever-shifting beast — just an absolutely put-you-on-the-floor headphone record." Tonight you'll have to take those headphones off and just rock the fuck out with us. Get ready. Led by the quaking and nomadic guitars and vocals of MICHAEL HILGER, THIN HYMNS hit the Bottle to open tonight's show, returning for their first time since headlining our first Free Monday of September 2013. Known for their intimate folk-minded pop songs, the band's sound is fully fleshed out live by clattering percussion, ethereal strings and twinkling keyboards.