Ex-Cult / Torture Love / Heavy Medz
Monday, Aug 14, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Our run of blazing August shows with top-notch touring acts continues tonight with Memphis punks EX-CULT, headlining their first show here since October 2015. Having opened shows here with the likes of TY SEGALL and MAC DEMARCO, EX-CULT is a band we've come to know and love since we came across their debut record in 2012. Released on the esteemed Goner Records and produced by eventual tour partner TY SEGALL, that album was one of the best, most under-appreciated punk releases of the year and you can bet your ass they've outdone themselves with their past few LPs, Midnight Passenger, out on Goner in April 2014, and last year's Negative Growth, their first for In The Red. This seasoned five-piece play ripping punk rawk like none other, incorporating angular post-punk, flying saucer fuzz guitar, layers of psychedelic slime and snotty vocals with a bash-your-head-in energy that needs to be seen live to be believed.
We welcome TORTURE LOVE back to Bottle stage for the first time since opening for DIM and FACS at the end of July. They Came Crawling, released as a joint effort of Protagonist Music and Pressure Group, represents the tacit culmination of their varied influence and sonic exploration. Every time we see these guys they have proven to be a wild but cohesive four-piece.