Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
ALGIERS is coming to the Bottle and y'all better get ready. This politically and socially charged Southern post-punk band pulls thematic influence from "the anti-colonial struggle in general, symbolizing a contested space where violence, racism, resistance, and religion comingle," and the history of their home in Atlanta, as well as a musical influence from gospel, Afrobeat, industrial, free jazz, and musique concrete. Very fresh off the June Release of their second politically charged album. The Underside of Power (Matador), this quartet is taking the world by storm. Upon listening to the record, you can hear tight gospel inspired harmonies, 808 cowbells, repurposed aggressive 80s punk, Italian horror soundtracks and modern day hip-hop and R&B. It's going to be heavy as shit and pretty unbelievable to behold.