30 Days in Chicago is a month of 70+ can’t miss artists in venues throughout Chicago, exclusive to Red Bull Sound Select members.
PARQUET COURTS’ special breed of "Americana punk" began in 2010 when some former Texans who had relocated to Brooklyn began practicing and gigging regularly. The band was centered around Fergus & Geronimo songwriter Andrew Savage, and also included guitarist Austin Brown, bassist Sean Yeaton, and drummer Max Savage. Their noisy indie rock with jagged punk edges borrows much inspiration from late-'90s guitar-heavy alternative acts. Five records and seven years later PARQUET COURTS have become darlings of the indie rock world thanks to the response from the press, constant touring and their intractable charm.
BUILT TO SPILL were one of the most popular indie rock acts of the '90s, finding the middle ground between postmodern, Pavement-style pop and the loose, spacious jamming of Neil Young. From the outset, the band was a vehicle for singer/songwriter/guitarist Doug Martsch, who revived the concept of the indie guitar hero just as Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis -- another important influence -- was beginning to fade from the limelight. On record, Martsch the arranger crafted intricate, artfully knotted tangles of guitar; in concert, his rough-edged soloing heroics earned BUILT TO SPILL a reputation as an exciting and unpredictable live act.
MEAT WAVE formed in 2011 by the trio of Chris Sutter (vocals/guitar), Joe Gac (bass), and Ryan Wizniak (drums). The three Chicago punk scene stalwarts came together and, just a year later, released its self-titled full-length, though that was never the intention. These dudes really rock the shit out of their songs and we can't help but rage every time we listen to em, be it their rippin' debut full length or 2015's acerbic follow-up, Delusion Moon, released via Side One Dummy. Entertainment Weekly says MEAT WAVE "bites harder than a polar vortex gust tearing down Michigan Avenue." How's that for a geographically topical reference? Tonight sees the trio's triumphant return to The Bottle stage, so get ready to take it to the next level and show these boys why we love em so dang much.
GOOD WILLSMITH processes guitars, synths, found physical media, and voices through multi-track looping hardware and chains of electronics. The trio incorporates elements of ambient, drone, noise, komische minimalist metal and Indian classical music into long-form structured improvisations, making for some truly psychedelic mindfuckery.
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