Earth / Mark McGuire
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
EARTH was formed in Olympia, Wa. in 1989 by DYLAN CARLSON, with an ever-evolving line up including SLIM MOON (Kill Rock Stars founder), JOE PRESON (MELVINS) and many others. After moving to Seattle and signing to Sub Pop in 1990 they would release 3 full lengths and an EP including “Earth 2”. Considered by many a definitive statement of the drone triumphant, others have described it as “the inevitable result of the damage done by downers to perception of time”. Whichever the case, its influence is undeniable. If it wasnt for this album, bands like Sunn 0))) simply would not exist. Former EMERALDS member MARK MCGUIRE hits the Bottle to kick things off, fresh on the heels of a sold out show with THE WAR ON DRUGS at the Metro and the release of his critically acclaimed Dead Oceans debut, Along The Way. Channeling the Midwestern underground consciousness, the multi-instrumentalist has emerged with an album that details the inner journey of an individual seeking definition and enlightenment. MCGUIRE presents a unique vision of modern psychedelia with a sound that is complex and meditative, creating a direct connection with fans in a live setting through his hypnotic playing.