Fotocrime, Fool's Ghost, Sweet Cobra

Sat Apr 11 2020

6:30 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Downstairs (at Subterranean)

2011 W. North Ave Chicago, IL 60647

$10.00

Ages 17+

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Kickstand Productions Presents
Fotocrime, Fool's Ghost, Sweet Cobra

  • Fotocrime

    Fotocrime

    Goth

    FOTOCRIME is the new band from R.Pattern (aka Ryan Patterson, formerly of Coliseum) and including Shelley Anderson and Nick Thieneman. Forging a connection between the shadows of the underbelly of the mid-century American Dream, the ghostly corners of post-war Europe, and the present moment, Fotocrime breathes new life into Cold War paranoia, modern-day malaise and smoky noir.

  • Fool's Ghost

    Fool's Ghost

    Post Punk

  • Sweet Cobra

    Sweet Cobra

    Heavy Metal

    Christened by PunkNews as "Born Against covering Black Sabbath," Sweet Cobra is the sound of friends scuffing up their hardcore roots with classic rock grit and classic metal fury. Parallels can be drawn to Torche's rapturous hooks, High On Fire's hellbound riffing, and Young Widows' stomping rhythms, but Sweet Cobra has always rocked with its own unique voice - earnest, driving, anthemic songs that are equally pummeling and trance-inducing. A pillar of the underground for almost a decade now, Sweet Cobra was founded in Chicago in 2002 by bassist/vocalist Botchy Vasquez (The Killing Tree) and drummer Jason Gagovski (Suicide Note). Through the mid-00's, the band released acclaimed music through Seventh Rule Recordings (Akimbo, Indian) and Gagovski's own Hawthorne Street Records, and toured with the likes of Pelican, Russian Circles, Black Cobra, and Young Widows. In 2008, Sweet Cobra signed with Black Market Activities and entered Volume Studio in Spring of 2009 in Chicago with producer Sanford Parker (Pelican, Minsk) to record its third full-length: Mercy. Mercy is a masterpiece of urgent, honest aggression, channeled into unforgettable songs. It is the definition of Sweet Cobra - ripping yet atmospheric, rocking yet angry as hell. Mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them) at Godcity Studio and mastered by Carl Saff (Coliseum, White Drugs), Mercy features guest appearances by Robert Lowe (Lichens) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), among others. Album art comes courtesy of William Test.
    Earth is the fourth studio album from Chicago's SWEET COBRA. It was co-produced and engineered by HUM's Matt Talbot and CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou, both of whom also perform on the recordings.
    The follow-up to 2010's Mercy (Black Market Activities), Earth is markedly notable in its extraordinary refinement shining through the music itself in spades. There's no rough edges, no jarring moments, no uncooked concepts. From the first note to the conclusion of the 12-song bang-ouevre, there is crystal clear purpose and cohesiveness throughout. It has the confidence and catchiness of the heavier moments of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE with the drive of THE JESUS LIZARD. It has the surge and wallop of QUICKSAND while delving into far more diverse sonic territories. The pairing of Talbot and Ballou as co-producers has truly yielded a stunning, classic heavy album for the ages.

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Kickstand Productions Presents

Fotocrime, Fool's Ghost, Sweet Cobra

Sat Apr 11 2020 6:30 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Downstairs (at Subterranean) Chicago IL
Fotocrime, Fool's Ghost, Sweet Cobra

$10.00 Ages 17+

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