Distractions / Molly Nilsson / Magic Key
Monday, Oct 01, 2012 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Related: Aleks and the Drummer
Join us tonight for our first FREE Monday of October and imbibe in some soothing, dreamy pop explorations that hit in all the right places. Local folk-pop collective DISTRACTIONS, whose revolving line-up band deals in languid, dreamy tunes, rooted by singer THOMAS OWENS' thick, loungey baritone, returns to the Bottle tonight playing off their Dark Green Sea LP out via Infinite Best and We Were Better Off In the Rain 7” on Two Syllable. To quote Hard Times Chicago, “I’ve exhausted adjectives for unique and spacey. I’ve run out of accurate musical counterpoints. And this is just one more testament to the sound and importance of Chicago’s DISTRACTIONS.” Swedish-born, Berlin-based songwriter MOLLY NILSSON hits the Bottle tonight in support of her 2011 record History, out via her own Dark Skies Association. A seriously overlooked album that appears to now be receiving some of the attention it deserves, Brooklyn Vegan hails History for its “masterfully crafted synths and drum machines, and a commanding new wave baritone that looks to the 80s for its cues and grounds them in the lo-fi tendencies of modern day bedroom pop.” Paired with a slew of delightfully bizarre DIY videos, Ms. NILSSON brings a refreshing approach in creating one of better lo-fi pop records we’ve heard in a while and we’re stoked to see her live. It’s been a while since we had our old friend ALEKS EVA grace our stage, and we’re excited to welcome her now all-encompassing project MAGIC KEY back to the Bottle. MAGIC KEY, which features Ms. EVA as well as a special, hand-picked rotating family of talented musicians, highlights ALEKS’s powerful vocals, driving rhythms and all the synthy delights your heart could ask for.