Friday, November 22, 2013

Windy City Rock Presents: a benefit for Intuit, the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Regular readers of Windy City Rock will know that we love the strange, the weird, the out there, and the confrontational. Luckily for us, Chicago is home to an incredible experimental music scene that thrives both in traditional venues and in various basements, warehouses and gallery spaces. These bands are outsiders in the sense that their music sheds convention and predictability, defying genres and constantly crafting some of the most fascinating tunes in existence. 

Chicago also happens to be home to Intuit, an incredible organization devoted to self-taught and outsider art. The Center presents "self-taught and outsider art with world class exhibitions; resources for scholars and students; a permanent collection with holdings of more than 1,100 works of art... and educational programming for people of all interest levels and backgrounds." They're a unique group that does something we at WCR believe in firmly. Their focus and aesthetic is in-line with that of many of the experimental musicians we love, and they continue to operate thanks to the generosity of both donors and their members. In a unique twist, Intuit currently occupies a space that legendary and influential avant-gospel group ONO played thirty years ago, in July of 1983. 

It is with this in mind that we're happy to partner again with Chicago's best rock club, The Empty Bottle, in hosting a benefit show for our friends at Intuit. This charity concert will take place on Sunday, December 8th (7pm, 21+, $8), with proceeds going directly to Intuit. We've put together an amazing lineup featuring some of the city's best experimental musicians, and we'd love for you to join us for a mind-expanding, ear-shattering good time.

Windy City Rock Presents: an Intuit Benefit Show
Sunday, December 8th
7pm, $8 donation 

Crown Larks
Mako Sica

DJPTSD [members of ONO]

The Humminbird

The bands have generously offered to donate their sets, and The Bottle is joining them by donating the door. With that in mind, we ask you join us, buy some records/tapes, have a few drinks and jam out for a good cause. 

Tickets are on sale at The Empty Bottle's website, and you can join the action on Facebook here.

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