Thee Arthur Layne, John San Juan *Record Release Show*, Rachel Drew and the Bitter Roots

Thee Arthur Layne

John San Juan *Record Release Show*

Rachel Drew and the Bitter Roots

Fri, June 23, 2017

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

Thee Arthur Layne
Thee Arthur Layne
Formed in the neon jungle of Chicago Thee Arthur Layne were born to blast out a potent brew of fuzzed-out mystical psych-metal. Everyday is like Sunday for Thee Arthur Layne. In other words, everyday is all about the SABBATH. Along with Iggy and Iommi, Lemmy of Motörhead and Hawkwind fame is another key figure in their pantheon. Mixed with the slow-burn throb perfected by the Blue Cheer, Thee Arthur Layne kicks out a ferocious blend of the highest points of heaviness achieved over the last four decades.
Like Vancouver’s Black Mountain, Thee Arthur Layne worships the riff and embraces the catharsis of a trance-like groove. Similar to other contemporary heavy bands like Fuzz and Big Business, they can temper the psychedelic aspects with a punchy, punk rock ferocity when needed. Along with a healthy dose of trippiness, Thee Arthur Layne strikes a balance between the seemingly opposite poles of swampy tar bubble riffage and soaring flights of exploration-- one with their “show us your riffs” swagger and the other with their fist-pumping arena-crust fury. Whichever formula they’re working with, Thee Arthur Layne is a welcome addition to Chicago’s always impressive music scene.
John San Juan *Record Release Show*
John San Juan *Record Release Show*
John San Juan (formerly of Hushdrops) celebrates the release of Smashed (the first full length record issued under his own name, and his third over all) with this very special show at the Hideout. He will be joined by two of his most beloved local acts, and accompanied by his own amazing band - which features the irrepressible Carolyn Engelmann, Anthony Illarde and Jason Walker (all formerly of the majestic Chamber Strings). Many of the record's 15 songs will be performed, and you can expect the usual blend of post-punk easy listening and moody psychedelia.
Rachel Drew and the Bitter Roots
Rachel Drew layers her alto into dream-like melodies that cross genres and evoke Billie Holiday and Motown atop unexpected, satisfying chord changes. Her songs and singing style are unassuming, intimate, and soulful. She has elicited comparisons to Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, and Eilen Jewell. The Bitter Roots are some of Chicago's finest musicians: Steve Dawson (Dolly Varden), Gerald Dowd (Robbie Fulks, Electric Dirt, Model Citizens Big Band), John Mead, and Alton Smith.

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