A. Savage (Parquet Courts), Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting), Ethers

Thu Nov 2 2017

9:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

$10 (advance), $12

Ages 21+

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A. SAVAGE is laying it all out on the stage for us this evening. Best known as the frontman for PARQUET COURTS, a duty split with fellow Texan Austin Brown. Their last record, Human Performance, delved into the emotional wreckage of a broken heart, to critical acclaim. But with his debut solo record, Thawing Dawn, it’s clear that SAVAGE has matured. While assembling the record, he fell in love. Now, for the first time, we hear songs about being on the inside of love. Rather than lamenting the end of a relationship, we hear a voice trying, in the moment, to make sense of love’s mysteries. “Part of this maturity,” he says, “is reflecting on something when it’s happening, not just when it’s gone.”

British indie multi-instrumentalist JACK COOPER of EB faves ULTIMATE PAINTING joins the bill. Meeting back in the summer of 2014 off a PQ/UP tour, COOPER and SAVAGE have toyed with the idea of going on a tour together with only their solo material. With both artists scheduled to release a solo record within the month, there couldn't have been a better time for these two to make their way to our stage.

Convoluted, jangled and from the heart, ETHERS joins the bill to warm up the fervor. This new flavor of downbeat garage rock was birthed from members of local hitter bands HEAVY TIMES, OUTER MINDS, RADAR EYES and SKIP CHURCH. Come early for the debut of something hopeful, something Chicagoan, something…

(Pitchfork)

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  • A. Savage (Parquet Courts)

    A. Savage (Parquet Courts)

    Indie Rock

    A. Savage is best known as the frontman for Parquet Court, a duty split with fellow Texan Austin Brown, and their last record,  Human Performance , delved into the emotional wreckage of a broken heart, to critical acclaim. But with Thawing Dawn, his first solo album which will be released on Dull Tools, it’s clear that Savage has matured. The songs on Thawing Dawn form a guided tour through the romantic environs of A. Savage’s mirrored mind. While some were written recently, other tunes were penned over the past decade. For one reason or another, these compositions didn’t land with any of Savage’s other groups, and instead are presented now as a distinct collection. Reflecting back, Savage says, “Once I realized I had a small body of work that didn’t fit anywhere else, I started to examine the commonalities: What’s the common denominator of all this and how I can expand on it?”

    These ten songs were recorded between December 2016 and June 2017 by a cast of friends in Jarvis Taveniere’s Thump Studios in Brooklyn. Members of Woods, Ultimate Painting, PC Worship, EZTV, and Psychic TV all lend their talents. Savage’s voice, once shouted into mosh pits, now glides confidently above its backing band. While assembling the record, he fell in love. Now, for the first time, we hear songs about being on the inside of love. Rather than lamenting the end of a relationship, we hear a voice trying, in the moment, to make sense of love’s mysteries. “Part of this maturity,” he says, “is reflecting on something when it’s happening, not just when it’s gone.”

    Throughout, A. Savage delivers one-off lines of razor-sharp observation that will stick in your brain, only to surface when you’re least prepared to handle their insights. When you put your copy of Thawing Dawn on your turntable and drop the needle, you’ll learn what A. Savage has to say about romance in our modern world.

  • Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting)

    Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting)

    Jangle Pop

    Best known as one half of Ultimate Painting, Jack Cooper is striking out on his own. The new work finds Cooper blending the widescreen musicality of Bill Fay and the abstract lyricism of late 60s Scott Walker with a focus on his hometown of Blackpool and his childhood. 

  • Ethers

    Ethers

    Garage Punk

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A. Savage (Parquet Courts), Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting), Ethers

Thu Nov 2 2017 9:00 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
A. Savage (Parquet Courts), Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting), Ethers
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$10 (advance), $12 Ages 21+

A. SAVAGE is laying it all out on the stage for us this evening. Best known as the frontman for PARQUET COURTS, a duty split with fellow Texan Austin Brown. Their last record, Human Performance, delved into the emotional wreckage of a broken heart, to critical acclaim. But with his debut solo record, Thawing Dawn, it’s clear that SAVAGE has matured. While assembling the record, he fell in love. Now, for the first time, we hear songs about being on the inside of love. Rather than lamenting the end of a relationship, we hear a voice trying, in the moment, to make sense of love’s mysteries. “Part of this maturity,” he says, “is reflecting on something when it’s happening, not just when it’s gone.”

British indie multi-instrumentalist JACK COOPER of EB faves ULTIMATE PAINTING joins the bill. Meeting back in the summer of 2014 off a PQ/UP tour, COOPER and SAVAGE have toyed with the idea of going on a tour together with only their solo material. With both artists scheduled to release a solo record within the month, there couldn't have been a better time for these two to make their way to our stage.

Convoluted, jangled and from the heart, ETHERS joins the bill to warm up the fervor. This new flavor of downbeat garage rock was birthed from members of local hitter bands HEAVY TIMES, OUTER MINDS, RADAR EYES and SKIP CHURCH. Come early for the debut of something hopeful, something Chicagoan, something…

(Pitchfork)