O'Death / Stone Jack Jones / From Bones
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Like a New Orleans funeral procession, East Coast phenoms O'DEATH write songs that sway from mournful wailing to wash-board, foot-stomping, chest-thumping punked-up country without missing an Appalachian beat. Reveling in Civil War-era gospel and roots-based jug music, this six-piece's sound comes from another time and place, but we're sure glad they continue to bring their utterly unique music to the Empty Bottle stage. Continuing the theme of the haunted South tonight comes STONE JACK JONES who was raised in a coal miner’s company house on the banks of Buffalo Creek, WV. Behind the house rose a canopy of green forest; in the front, a red road and a black creek, winding like a shimmering blacksnake. The woods were the first seduction, and whether by foot or by horse, it was there that he roamed. His dad, a fourth generation miner, said, “Don’t be the fifth,” so the young musician picked up his fiddle and began a life of wandering. FROM BONES is the newest project from Rabid Rabbit front woman/ founder Andrea Jablonski. With drummer Mike Tsoulos and multi-instrumentalist Pat Hamilton the band takes the basics of doom/dirge and brings it back to its roots. Whether from some American gothic songbook to dark originals FROM BONES is melodic, eery, sparse and happy to waltz with death on a dark autumn night.