RLYR (Record Release), Sweet Cobra, Fotocrime, Paletazo

Sat Apr 21 2018

8:30 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Beat Kitchen

2100 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60618

Ages 21+

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Kickstand Productions Presents
RLYR (Record Release)
Sweet Cobra, Fotocrime, Paletazo

  • Tickets Available At The Door
  • RLYR (Record Release)

    RLYR (Record Release)

    Instrumental Rock

    Chicago-based experimental rock trio RLYR (pronounced “Relayer”) are proud to present their sophomore album Actual Existence, a new four song full-length that distills and expands on the explosive energy and anthemic catharses of the band’s 2016 debut Delayer. Comprised of Steven Hess (Locrian, Cleared, etc.), Colin DeKuiper (Bloodiest, ex-Russian Circles), and Trevor Shelley de Brauw (Pelican, Chord, etc.), RLYR’s indelible earworm melodies belie the complexity and labryinthian stuctures of their compositions.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Paletazo

    Paletazo

    Alternative Rock

    Chris Hansen of Pinebender

Kickstand Productions Presents

RLYR (Record Release)
Sweet Cobra, Fotocrime, Paletazo

Sat Apr 21 2018 8:30 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Beat Kitchen Chicago IL
RLYR (Record Release), Sweet Cobra, Fotocrime, Paletazo
  • Tickets Available At The Door

Ages 21+