Buy advance tickets and you will be entered to win some vinyl! Our friends in BARE MUTANTS have given us a copy of their new LP, The Affliction, out now on In The Red, as well as their debut 7" on HoZac, and the fine folks in VERMA are providing their new LP Coltan (Trouble In Mind) along with a new 7" on HoZac. WOWE what a prize! The winner will be able to pick up his/her prize the night of the show.
Tonight we're here to celebrate the release of the new debut album from Chicago's BARE MUTANTS! A group comprised of some of our favorite local bands - THE PONYS, MANNEQUIN MEN, THE 1900s and LIKE PIONEERS - the LP is titled The Affliction and it'll be released on one of our favorite LA-based labels, In The Red. Their gorgeously laid back sound and smoke machine obsession have had us swooning since mid-2011 when they first played our stage, and since then they've opened for some damn big acts; legends like ROKY ERICKSON, TY SEGALL and THEE OH SEES, AFGHAN WHIGS and DIVINE FITS. Tonight they're here to shine on their own and we expect their tightly-wound, tense-yet-tranquil wall of sound will blow us away once again. Chicago's own VERMA open up tonight's show, playing their progressive psych experiment that's atmospheric, synth-heavy and tranced the fuck out. They celebrated the release of their newest record this past October when they opened for MOON DUO and we were lucky enough to host them on the Saturday of this year's HoZac Blackout Fest. It's pretty much a 100% guaranteed that each live show will blow you away no matter what the setting so get here early (and often) tonight. Kicking things off tonight is VLLLAGE, the current musical vehicle for singer/songwriter STEPHEN UCHEREK, with his new lineup, including members of UNMANNED SHIP and BIG SMOKE CITY. With a handful of excellent releases up on the ‘ol Bandcamp, VLLLAGE consistently creates fuzzy, catchy, low fuss, high quality tuneage.