Diamond Rings / Gold Fields / BAATHHAUS (formerly DAAN)
Friday, Oct 26, 2012 10:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
DIAMOND RINGS is the singular project of electro-pop maestro JOHN O, a Toronto-based musician who exists outside of specific eras to defy the laws of time and space. Producing highly personal songs filled with endless hooks, DIAMOND RINGS’ songs twist and ripple in ways that have excited fans and are sure to elicit dance floor heroics on this Halloween Friday evening. His second album, Free Dimensional out via Astral Werks, just dropped this past Tuesday to already rave reviews and praise – it’s even landed DR a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman! A brooding fusion of synth-pop and electro-house dynamics, exploring a lyrical theme of self-empowerment and desire, we can’t wait to again welcome DIAMOND RINGS to our stage for what’s sure to be one of the best pop performances of the year. Australian five-piece GOLD FIELDS are a glossy slice of pop etchings with tribal drums and a hypnotic blend of enigmatic, brooding undercurrents and they make their Bottle debut tonight. Taking cues from classic rock, the band’s experimentation leans into spooky, dramatic pop with ominous bass lines and punch drums, and while they’ve already reached the top 10 of the Triple J radio chart in Australia, they’re preparing for the release of their first full-length Black Sun, out via Astral Werks, in January 2013. Once known as DAAN, a favorite gay-electro trio that packed house shows and small clubs, BAATHHAUS is a queer-performance-art-group-band comprised of multidisciplinary artists Patrick Andrews, Dan Foley, and Jesse Young, creating provocative and original music, dance, and visual art. BAATHHAUS weaves its songs together with narrative, choreography, and costumes combining popular music and culture with dark themes and avant-garde theatrical work (glitter and gore) explicitly exploring the concepts of "otherness." Performances usually give a metaphorical wink to audiences while seriously addressing strong political and social themes.