The Fresh & Onlys / The Shilohs / Gravity Waves
Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Buy advance tickets to this show and you'll be entered to win a vinyl copy of THE FRESH & ONLYS new album, House of Spirits, courtesy of our friends at Mexican Summer!
San Francisco's THE FRESH & ONLYS released their new album, House Of Spirits, in early June and the band's fiery feel and careful arrangements run throughout while they also touch on their more experimental tendencies. There’s violent, churning guitar noise between gospel-like vocal interplay for “Bells of Paonia” and an ominous drum machine pulse underpins the unsettling finale, “Madness,” a track that inspired guitarist WAYMOND MILES to throttle his instrument with a power drill in the studio for what he calls “a sort of Einstürzende Neubauten moment.” Lead singer and songwriter TIM COHEN relishes mystery, camps out in dreams and hones his singular approach to glistening pop with sinister undertones. Don't miss their triumphant return to our stage tonight. Vancouver's THE SHILOHS have the songwriting talent, chops and the oddball cool to make any gig memorable. Like the late greats before them a la Big Star, The Replacements, and even Crazy Horse, they have the chameleon-like ability to weave together an infinite number of influences while finding a sound that is entirely their own. Chicago's GRAVITY WAVES have been making waves all over town with their catchy-as-hell take on modern garage rock/pop. Coming together over the course of the worst winter in modern history, their music is loud, fun and designed for better times.