Ty Segall / The Men / Mystic 100's / Zath
Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
In January, SF psych wunderkind TY SEGALL announced a 2012 that would include the release of three full-lengths - the first was his crispy collaboration with WHITE FENCE and there’s a third LP slated later this year of his very own, but he joins us here tonight supporting the second, out last month via In the Red, Slaughterhouse. Written and recorded with his touring band, the effort continues his musical assault on ears and minds - in the words of NYLON, “there are few moments when TY SEGALL isn’t irresistibly catchy,” and Pitchfork praises his “short, sharp songs that peal out of the garage without raising the doors, sending 1960s rock riffs crashing through splintered, smart-ass lo-fi buzz.” TY and THE MEN are both in town to play the Pitchfork fest on Sunday and we’re jazzed that Brooklyn’s THE MEN will be swinging by the Bottle tonight to play tracks from their newest LP, Leave Home – an LP that for all the cheeky references and inside jokes, is also a pure, no-bullshit, serious-as-a-heart-attack rock record. In the words of the fest they’re here to play, Leave Home is a “frozen tableau” of a band’s tipping point, an imagined parallel universe in which “your favorite first-wave indie-rock bands never had to sign on corporate letterhead, never got anywhere near MTV, never toned down their act, and never got old-- they just kept on blowing minds at the peak of their powers in perpetuity.” MYSTIC 100’S, a band with a mysterious connection to fellow Sunday festival players MILK MUSIC and local thrash ensemble ZATH round out tonight’s eclectic show.