Dhalgren / C.J. Boyd / Victor Villareal
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
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Chicago-based DHALGREN’s sound is rich and textured – but that’s what you’d expect from a roster that includes members of DRMWPN, U.S. MAPLE and FRUIT BATS. Like the Samuel R. Delany novel they’re named after, the band’s music is sprawling and dreamlike – in the words of the Chicago Reader, “it consists largely of lushly textured electronic drones that range in tone from meditative to apocalyptic, advancing an idea of psychedelia and ecstatic motoik synth rock. CJ BOYD calls “no place and every place home,” and maintains the kind of relentless touring schedule that truly exemplifies the notion of a nomad. BOYD travels with a bass, upright bass, loop pedal and harmonica and a suitcase full of songs about love, life, history, the future, danger and hope. VICTOR VILLAREAL has been seen as some sort of an enigma since he first started playing in a little band called CAP’N JAZZ. His most recent solo effort, Invisible Cinema out this year via Joyful Noise, excels at creating melodic structures with his innovative, otherworldly guitar style – in the words of Insound the “how-the-f*ck-did-he-possibly-play-that-on-that-on-one-instrument-and-what-the-hell-is-the-time-signature- acoustic guitar work.”