Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Go to There: November 13 - 19

By Andrew Hertzberg

A Place to Bury Strangers
Tuesday, November 13th: Delicate Steve at Beat Kitchen (8 PM, 17+, $10)
Delicate Steve (aka Steve Marion) combines very melodic music around an electronic soundscape with more than a hint of African influence. The result is unique, piling layer upon layer to create an unpredictable trail through each song.

Wednesday, November 14th: A Place to Bury Strangers at EmptyBottle (9:30 PM, 21+, $12)
The New York trio put on probably the best show at Do Division last year, and Gene agrees about the intensity of their riotous noise. With Philly garage rock duo Bleeding Rainbow opening, you don’t wanna forget the earplugs.

Thursday, November 15th: Guardian Alien at the Burlington (8 PM, 21+, see site for details)
I feel like GA’s been playing here once a month. The psychedelic noise group is led by drummer Greg Fox (formerly of Liturgy) who manages to confound, bewilder and entice his audience. This is the first night of Neon Marshmallow Fest, who’s curator Matt Kimmel I interviewed last week.   

Friday, November 16th: Massive Ego at Coles (9 PM, 21+, FREE)
From the ashes (?) of Close Hits and Snacks arises Massive Ego. Get a taste of their energetic punk rock set before they play the Windy City Rock / Rock for KidsBenefit on the 25th. Check out their debut NVMND on bandcamp.

Saturday, November 17th: Esoteric Tapioca at Café Mustache (9 PM, AA, FREE)
The one-man band makes simple lo-fi bedroom rock, minimal but honest. There’s a few tracks on bandcamp from the forthcoming Pity Party LP. The Peekaboos play too.

Sunday, November 18th: The-Drum at Reggies Rock Club (8:30 PM, 17+, $10)
Chicago electronic duos are nailing it. Whispers in the Dark by Supreme Cuts (who play Neon Marshmallow Fest the night before) is a fantastic album, and I’ve been giving The-Drum’s Sense Net EP a lot of plays recently. Check it out on bandcamp and the video for /BZE on IGIF.

Monday, November 19th: Angel Olsen at the Burlington (9 PM, 21+, $7)
The singer-songwriters' been having a great year. Besides playing all over the city, country, the world, etc., she released Halfway Home, a folky and occasionally haunting record that's even got Pitchfork on board.

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