Thursday, March 31, 2011

Show preview: Paper Mice, Capillary Action, Lord of the Yum Yum at Hideout, 4/1

Posted by Sasha Geffen

What better way is there to celebrate the one holiday of absurdism than by checking out some of the crazier music Chicago has to offer? The Hideout turns to the avant-garde this weekend, featuring an awesomely bizarre April Fool's Day lineup.

Opening will be Lord of the Yum Yum, who I've been lucky enough to see twice before. His act lies somewhere between the worlds of music and performance art as he uses samplers and other effect pedals to transform and layer his voice. He does electro-scat covers of famous songs from all eras, classical and beyond, as well as a number of strange originals. Also a filmmaker, the Lord delivers a highly entertaining multimedia grab bag of a show.

Hailing from New York, Capillary Action will bring their jazz-inspired experimental tunes to the Hideout as part of their Midwestern tour. Though structurally peculiar, CA's music goes down smooth with a wide variety of organic instruments and classic vocals. Those who miss the glory days of Mr. Bungle will hear plenty of their influence here.

Finally, local trio Paper Mice will headline, spewing their abrasive, mathy punk. These guys make a mature and biting counterpart to the art-punk movement of the last decade. They come recommended for fans of punk rock and math rock alike.

The show will begin Friday, April 1st at 10pm. Tickets are $8 and available here. As always, the Hideout is a 21 and over venue.

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