By Frank Krolicki
If you'd like to start your weekend off by getting properly lost in a psychedelic sonic haze, a trip to Quenchers tonight should do the trick. Long-time producer and solo musician Martin Bisi will be taking over the Saloon, previewing his upcoming release Ex-Nihilo, due out next year. Martin's racked up a pretty impressive resume since getting started in the early '80s, having helped bring to life albums by Sonic Youth, Swans, The Dresden Dolls, John Zorn and many others at a studio started with Brian Eno in Brooklyn. Actually, "psychedelic sonic haze" probably doesn't do his sound total justice; you could also throw in "post-rock" and "no-wave," but the better bet is to take a listen to Ex-Nihilo's intro track, "Suffer the Moon," below.
Also on the bill are Chicago's Whales, who offer up a tasty combination of shoegaze, post-punk, noise-pop (and do it very well, as detailed by WCR's own Sasha Geffen in her review of their self-titled LP), Light Coma, who also seem quite adept at making good noise, and Mark Shippy (of Snailboy, Shorty, US Maple, Miracle Condition).
Things kick off at 9 p.m. and you can see it all for a mere $5 donation. 21 and over. 2401 N Western Ave.
Martin Bisi - Ex Nihilo - Suffer the Moon by orchidpromotion