Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Metal Tongues, Sonorama

Thu, October 20, 2016

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$12.00 - $14.00

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Helado Negro
Helado Negro
A South Florida native, born to Ecuadorian immigrants and based in Brooklyn, Roberto Carlos Lange’s upbringing provides essential elements to his songwriting, including his consistently bilingual – English and Spanish – lyrics. While citing the influence of electro and Miami-bass he heard on the radio in his youth, his diverse work as Helado Negro points to shades of kraut rock bathed in his mesmerizing rhythms, loops and hair-raising melodies. Known for his craftsmanship, Lange has cultured his identity, ideology and musical dexterity with constant artistic and introspective development, pouring his heart and full sincerity into his music. His fourth LP Double Youth released in 2014 garnered acclaim with Pitchfork naming it “the boldest and most intricate Helado Negro work to date.” With a degree in Computer Art and Animation, Lange, a multifaceted creator, has worked with mediums such as video, sculpture, sound and performance. While Helado Negro is in a sense a one man band for the digital age, a constant collaborator, Lange has worked on projects with numerous artists including Sufjan Stevens, Julianna Barwick (as Ombre), Mikael Jorgensen (of Wilco), Guillermo Scott Herren (of Prefuse 73), Mouse on Mars, and sculptor David Ellis.

Helado Negro tours extensively and has performed in diverse venues from clubs to cultural organizations including the Wexner Center, Columbus; Walker Art Center; Mana Contemporary, Chicago; Museum of Natural History, L.A.; Mass MoCA, North Adams, Whitney Museum of Art, NYC. In 2015 he was the recipient of a Joyce Award and premiered an orchestral commission as part of the Liquid Music series during the inaugural festivities of the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in Saint Paul.

“Among the musicians currently redefining Latino culture worldwide, Helado Negro creates a sonic landscape that reflects 21st-century Latin America.” – NPR
Metal Tongues
Metal Tongues
Metal Tongues is a project of multi-instrumentalist Elliot Bergman. Using the elemental materials of wood and metal in his arsenal of hand made kalimbas, Bergman (also of Wild Belle) summons other-worldly textures and rhythms out of his electrified creations. He's joined by a rotating cast of collaborators that include some of his favorite drummers, Chad Taylor and Gerald Cleaver, and fellow synth explorers Ben Vida and Justin Walter. Bergman was a key instigator in Brooklyn's beloved Zebulon community, a touring member of Iron & Wine, and is currently a principal in Wild Belle.
Sonorama
Sonorama
Sonorama is a Chicago-based DJ collective that is known for energizing dance floors and sound waves with a unique blend of vintage Latin sounds. Founded in 2010 by Charly Garcia and brothers Edgar and Marlowe Baca, Sonorama is a group of insatiable diggers and lovers of mus­ic on vinyl. In early 2015 the trio launched the debut of Sonorama Discos, marking their interest in seeking and releasing contemporary bands and music with similar leanings to Latin America's sonic past and an ear for fresh approaches to that tradition. When the guys aren't busy DJing an event, you can catch their selections via podcasts, the occasional playlist or you might just run into them at your local record store.

Somos! dj’s, amantes del vinilo, estudiantes de por vida de la buena musica, hijos del tambor y el ritmo en todas sus expresiones, somos collecionistas con el deseo de exponer a otros oidos a las delicias sonicas que por alguna razon o otra han sido olvidas o que no se han dado el reconocimiento debido. Somos anthropologos musicales interesados en conocer y explorar las raizes de la musica contemporanea y reconozer el lugar de la trayectoria enorme de la musica por todo el mundo.

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