/ Locks / Millions / Spanyurd
Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 6:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
- Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 10:00 PM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
RETOX (members of The Locust & All Leather)
Retox was birthed in Southern California, specifically in San Diego and Los Angeles during the later part of 2010. The members; Brian Evans on drums, Thor Dickey on bass, Michael Crain on guitar, and vocalist Justin Pearson. Retox has been described as punk, post-punk, hardcore, metal, and even power violence. But anybody whose ears are not completely damaged by way of decibel pressure or contemporary media will agree that Retox is carving out a unique sound. The best possible description would be sci-fi/surf/punk. The songs are fast tempered clocking in somewhere between one and two minutes. The guitar’s harmony and disharmony battle each other, engaged in an endless standoff. Interwoven throughout the timbre is a driving bass acting as a referee for the rest of the instruments. Propelling the songs are drumbeats chopped up with surgical precision and stamina. The vocals are littered with subtle hooks as well as not so subtle irritation, influenced by political disdain, horror, and sarcasm. The band's inspiration is drawn from both horrific misfortune and sheer imagination. Either way this is good news for the listener.
LOCKS (featuring Pat & Theo)
Two guys not from Quebec or Germany make funny noises with some electronic and acoustic/electro-acoustic stuff.
The sound of Millions is that of vicious mood swings.
On Gather Scatter, Millions' debut full length, songs brood and boil, then erupt into manic fits, sometimes soaring toward light, sometimes crashing and burning. Millions guitarists Scott Flaster and Corey Lyons are quarreling musical twins with dueling guitars creating a codependent relationship of angst and grandeur - the neurotic impatience of BLACK FLAG scraping up against the anthemic melodies of KING CRIMSON. The pounding rhythm section of bassist Mark Konwinski and drummer Patrick O'Shea drives straight and steady through the storms.
Spanyurd is a duo that hails from the Chicago suburbs. Their first self titled and self released CDR is a furious noise rock driven effort that will activate paralysis in your wimpy spines. Brutal to say the least... These guys are focused on displeasing your elderly neighbor’s ears with restless suffering. Enjoy! -Johnny Rampage