GOSH!, The Cult of Lip, Double Grave, ONO

GOSH!

The Cult of Lip

Double Grave

ONO

Fri, June 16, 2017

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

GOSH!
GOSH!
Gosh! Is a three piece band that plays minimal psychedelic dream pop. Formed in 2014, they released their self titled debut album and started touring the country. In 2016 they relocated from the Quad Cities to Chicago Illinois. Their second LP, Cities on the Plain, was released in March of 2017.
The Cult of Lip
The Cult of Lip
“…The Cult of Lip showcase woozy guitars, jittery rhythms, and distant vocals dripping in effects. The closer “Fog” brought to mind a more punk My Bloody Valentine…I’m hesitant to use the term “psychedelic” because there’s too much nervous energy contained within these five songs, but that feeling is definitely there. This is both confounding and addicting…and a great record.”
-(GH) Maximum Rock and Roll

“Flying saucer indie with gliding guitars and reverb-y vocals which is still punk enough to cram 5 tracks onto a 7″…Sounds dazed as hell, but still focused enough to tear through asteroids at breakneck speed. Every song tries out different warped guitar effects, with the B-side heading closer to MBV braintwisting. Super refreshing to hear something this wacked out and spacey but also incredibly energetic…”
-The Answer Is In the Beat, WCBN 88.3 Ann Arbor, MI
Double Grave
trio of friends playing melodic punk music with tinges of pop and noise based in minneapolis.
ONO
ONO
Webster Dictionary defines spook as a ghost or a spectre, and ONO's brutal, daunting new LP is teeming with them. But spook is also a racial epithet, and this double-meaning informs the album from start to finish. The spectre of race, of course, has defined our nation's history from its inception--it's the "long shadow," in Obama's words, that's with us always. Spooks, as bandleader P. Michael puts it with typical bluntness, is America--past, present and future.

It's hardly the first time the almighty ONO have brought their vision to bear on the dilemma of black life in the 'New World', but Spooks is ONO going deeper, darker and denser than they ever have before. Joined by a slew of guest performers and fellow travelers, including Ministry's Al Jourgensen, Lamont Thomas of Cleveland's Obnox, Hilal Omar Al Jamal of Night Auditor, and longtime collaborator Shannon Rose Riley, the core band is at its most punishing, their Afro-industrial rhythms driving and ruthless. Singer travis, meanwhile, has never sounded so terrifying, or prophetic, as he conjures up, in his many voices, the "bleeding haints" of (pan)-American life: cotton gins, sugar plantations, CIA coups; "Brownsville" slumlords, South Side arrest rides, drive-thru funeral homes. "I try not to think about Spooks," he explains. "Spooks burns my loins. Spooks buries my unborn children. Spooks illuminate the (US) American landscape."

Spooks is no history lesson, or dry polemic. Its ghosts are still rattling their chains, their haunting perpetual and highly personal. It's hard to imagine where they can possibly go after as grueling (and brilliant) an album as this, but after heating up for some 35 years ONO is positively aflame--whatever they thrown down next might literally melt the wax."

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