Sat Nov 17 2012

10:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

$15.00

Ages 21+

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OM headlines the empty bottle tonight in support of their latest release Adviatic Songs, out this year via Drag City. Where God is Good was the first step in a more ornate and sophisticated direction for OM, Adviatic Songs achieves a level of composition that would’ve been impossible to foresee. On this album the core primary sound of OM remains, yet everything reaches further and becomes more of itself, decimating whatever drone-doom camp they'd been previously placed in with a fresh and expansive reanimation. For a band that has continually followed its own course, and stood alone in its sound and approach, Adviatic Songs for certain, is the band’s most focused, progressive document. Known primarily as the leader and lyricist of post-punk stalwarts LUNGFISH, DANIEL HIGGS's solo career has seen him explore various mediums - poetry, drawings, along with numerous albums - to seemingly no end. Eluding and defying classification throughout his 30+ year career, HIGGS's letest release is a cassette titled The Measure of Mystery, recorded in Big Sur over one night in October 2011, with sounds of both ocean and river heard faintly in the background. Annointed by many as a patron saint of artistic purity for his avoidance of PR fanfare, metanarrative or manifesto, HIGGS is a beacon of creative integrity to thousands and we're beyond excited to welcome him back to our stage.  Our own BRUCE LAMONT’S last LP,Feral Songs for the Epic Decline, out last year via At A Loss was highlighted in SPIN’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2011.”  In their words, “thanks to LAMONT’S unholy army of loop pedals, Feral Songs is a dissonant, ritualistic swirl of Middle Eastern scales, mystery slams, ghostly moans, snaking reed work and acoustic guitars…equal parts bustling and bleak,” and we’re always smitten when he takes the stage here.

(Reader) (Time Out)

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Om, Daniel Higgs, Bruce Lamont (solo)

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  • Om

    Om

    Heavy Metal

    There remains the singularity of purpose that is the core of all OM records, but no single reason can account for this comprehensive nature of their evolution.
    On this album the core primary sound of OM remains, yet everything reaches further and becomes more of itself. Whatever drone-doom camp that OM had
    previously been placed in has been decimated by the sheer imagination and expansive quality of this recording. For a band that has continually followed its
    own course, and stood alone in its sound and approach, ADVAITIC SONGS for certain, is the band’s most focused, progressive document.

  • Daniel Higgs

    Daniel Higgs

    Pop

    With the appearance of a heavily bearded tattooed prophet, Daniel Higgs emerged from the early-'80s hardcore punk scene as an underground icon with a near-mythological status. He sharpened his teeth in the music scene as a wild-eyed vocalist in the legendary Baltimore hardcore group Reptile House. Brewing a dark psychedelic sound with early-'80s hardcore energy and aesthetics, they earned a solid following and a lasting reputation due to debauchery at their live shows. The group disbanded in 1986 and Higgs, who was raised on Yeats and Dylan Thomas, became involved with the Apathy Press poets and started doing open-mic poetry readings. He was introduced to former Null Set bassist John Chriest, who created tape loops for Higgs to play along with his spoken words. One night, the two decided to jam on a whim, and after discovering a strong chemistry, they teamed up with a drummer and guitarist and quickly evolved into a new band.

    As the lead singer of the definitive band Lungfish, Higgs' stage presence was part Jim Morrison stream-of-consciousness poetry and part G.G. Allin unbridled lunacy. In his shows, he evoked specters of Franz Kafka and Walt Whitman in his lyrics while performing outrageous shenanigans like rolling his eyes back like a madman and trying to pull his own tongue out, or stabbing himself in the forehead with a safety pin while spouting rants about the Antichrist. Some consider his unabashed freakouts nonsensical; others consider them an art form of the purest kind. After ten records with Dischord, Higgs dabbled in conceptual art, formed a side project with his brother called Cone of Light, and created several books of poetry. His first solo album was recorded in 2006 and released on Holy Mountain and combined minimal meditative hillbilly blues, Eastern mysticism, and lyrics about physical and ethereal demise at the hands of demons. The beautifully packaged Atomic Yggdasil Tarot was released by Thrill Jockey in June 2007, and combines a book of his art and poetry with a CD of abstract lo-fi instrumental drones, with intentions of conjuring a tarot-like force when experienced simultaneously. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi

  • Bruce Lamont (solo)

    Bruce Lamont (solo)

    Alternative Rock

Empty Bottle, Inc.


Om, Daniel Higgs, Bruce Lamont (solo)

Sat Nov 17 2012 10:00 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Om, Daniel Higgs, Bruce Lamont (solo)
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$15.00 Ages 21+

OM headlines the empty bottle tonight in support of their latest release Adviatic Songs, out this year via Drag City. Where God is Good was the first step in a more ornate and sophisticated direction for OM, Adviatic Songs achieves a level of composition that would’ve been impossible to foresee. On this album the core primary sound of OM remains, yet everything reaches further and becomes more of itself, decimating whatever drone-doom camp they'd been previously placed in with a fresh and expansive reanimation. For a band that has continually followed its own course, and stood alone in its sound and approach, Adviatic Songs for certain, is the band’s most focused, progressive document. Known primarily as the leader and lyricist of post-punk stalwarts LUNGFISH, DANIEL HIGGS's solo career has seen him explore various mediums - poetry, drawings, along with numerous albums - to seemingly no end. Eluding and defying classification throughout his 30+ year career, HIGGS's letest release is a cassette titled The Measure of Mystery, recorded in Big Sur over one night in October 2011, with sounds of both ocean and river heard faintly in the background. Annointed by many as a patron saint of artistic purity for his avoidance of PR fanfare, metanarrative or manifesto, HIGGS is a beacon of creative integrity to thousands and we're beyond excited to welcome him back to our stage.  Our own BRUCE LAMONT’S last LP,Feral Songs for the Epic Decline, out last year via At A Loss was highlighted in SPIN’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2011.”  In their words, “thanks to LAMONT’S unholy army of loop pedals, Feral Songs is a dissonant, ritualistic swirl of Middle Eastern scales, mystery slams, ghostly moans, snaking reed work and acoustic guitars…equal parts bustling and bleak,” and we’re always smitten when he takes the stage here.

(Reader) (Time Out)