Nana Grizol / Al Scorch / Toby Foster
Saturday, Apr 01, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Less of a band than an exuberant orbit of bright weird planets circling the joyful kinesis of main-songster Theo Hilton, NANA GRIZOL'S debut album Love It Love It was released on Orange Twin in May 2008. The crew augments Theo's book-open vocals and beautiful fingerpicking with a suitably eclectic array of instrumentation. NANA GRIZOL's second album, Ruth (2010), is a potent mix of revved up melodic folk punk, laced with intricate horn arrangements and sleazy, ripping guitars. It alternates between contemplative, beautiful folk arrangements and blasting rock and roll. Ursa Minor, out just one day before this show, is their long awaited follow-up, a potent mix of revved up melodic folk punk, laced with intricate horn arrangements and sleazy, ripping guitars. It alternates between contemplative, beautiful folk arrangements and blasting rock and roll, often within the same song. In case you missed AL SCORCH’s past Winter Slumber visits, don’t fret, there’s more SCORCH were that came from. No, seriously, he won't leave, and we're better for it. The Chicago native is an entertainer, road warrior, storyteller, and damn talented musician. His second album and Bloodshot debut Circle Round the Signs, out last year, is built on a sonic framework sharing an intersection with the Bad Livers’ lawless next-gen take on traditional country & bluegrass and Black Flag’s burn-it-all-down revolt and breakneck tempos. TOBY FOSTER opens up with a night that’ll make you nostalgic for your 6th grade years of listening to BRIGHT EYES.