Crown Larks, Rhyton (Thrill Jockey), onYou

Crown Larks, Rhyton (Thrill Jockey), onYou

Thu, August 11, 2016

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

Crown Larks
Crown Larks
R"Crown Larks threw psych-rock, noise music, and free jazz into one pot and stirred until the whole thing combusted.” – Stereogum

"…a coed unit of electro-jazz shapeshifters with a penchant for blending the schizophrenic and radical musical movements its hometown is notorious for producing." – The Village Voice
Rhyton
Rhyton
Brooklyn’s Rhyton (Dave Shuford, Jimy SeiTang, and Rob Smith) are leading experimentalists and improvisers who draw inspiration from unexpected sources. The trio honed their skills in projects like No-Neck Blues Band (Shuford), Pigeons (Smith), and Stygian Stride (SeiTang), and all three have played a significant role in shaping a nationally impactful and enigmatic improvisation movement from New York. Rhyton is a trio devoted to exploration built on a foundation drawn from psychedelic rock, roots musics of many stripes, and modernist soundscapes.The aptly named Redshift (an astronomical term for the displacement of spectral lines toward longer wavelengths often used to measure the otherwise immeasurable) finds Rhyton expanding its sound and defying expectations by creating a galactic country throw-down.

The title track, featuring Shuford’s rich vocals and singular lyrics, juxtaposes earthy, country rock against synthetic “alien” sounds. From the complex dissonance of “D.D. Damage” to the Greek-inflected groove of “The Nine,” Rhyton’s music challenges and delights. Shuford plays Greek folk instruments and explores new tunings and other ways of wrangling sounds from his guitar. At some points, he twists the guitar strings under each other to create a buzzing "snare guitar" sound. Smith studied with Bernard Lee “Pretty” Purdie, known for drumming with Steely Dan and Aretha Franklin, and the results are clear in Redshift’s driving and dirty grooves. Seitang’s chops are on full display as he connects the disparate dots seamlessly. On Joe Walsh’s “Turn To Stone,” it is easy to forget that Rhyton is a mere trio. Together, Rhyton takes Walsh’s guitar lines and dissect them at times, searing until they leap off into an extended improvisation that can only be described as otherworldly (psst … no, that is not a bagpipe, that is Shuford’s guitar fed into a Shiva-strength fuzz pedal through a Leslie speaker!).

Redshift was recorded with Jason Meagher at Black Dirt Studio (Steve Gunn, Black Twig Pickers, Pelt, Jack Rose). New York illustrator Arik Roper (Sleep, High on Fire) created the cover artwork. Rhyton will be playing select events this the summer, and we know that no two shows will be alike!

Rhyton is:
Dave Shuford - guitar, vocals, assorted acoustic strings
Jimy Seitang - bass, clavinet, keyboards
Rob Smith - drums
onYou
onYou
Chicago’s psychedelic pioneers onYou used a busy 2013 campaign of Captcha Records releases and live shows to build to their forthcoming LP, Ultimum Photon a Sole (also on Captcha). Although the city has no shortage of bands that follow the heady, spacey brand of rock, onYou’s extended instrumental compositions fall on the outer reaches of that trend. The group uses recorded spoken-audio segments, dual drummers, and robust keys to create sounds that are both tribal and ethereal.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com