Daniel Knox

The Hideout Tuesday Night Residency Series

Daniel Knox

Unmanned Ship

Tue, February 12, 2013

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$5.00

Tickets Available at the Door

Daniel Knox - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Daniel Knox
Daniel Knox is a songwriter and composer living in Chicago. His next album of songs, Chasescene, will be released in 2014. In January 2012, he created Black & Whites, a long-form song-cycle, in collaboration with photographer John Atwood while in residence at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. He has scored for film (The Poisoner, dir. Chris Hefner) and theater (Mary-Arrchie Theater Co's The Glass Menagerie) and has performed throughout the US, the UK, and Ireland with artists such as Jarvis Cocker, David Lynch, the Handsome Family, Rasputina, Swans, Josephine Foster, Nina Nastasia, and Rufus Wainwright.
Unmanned Ship - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Unmanned Ship
A murky, methodical drone drugged the crowd to silence before the detonation of a hemorrhaging beat and air-raid guitars. The song was "End of Cigs," from the band's gnarled, tripped-out LP For Whom The Bowl Tolls (Rotted Tooth). Unmanned Ship conjured a steady ascent into dazed, astronomical terror, only to break the trance with barrages of violent, snarling guitar. It was the sound of the Four Horsemen coming down, or at the very least the sound of dropping acid in a minefield. That isn't to say, for all their malevolent flexing, that Unmanned Ship is an oppressive band. The trio focused their assaults on exploring just as much as on tearing down. A series of swampy riffs and fizzing bass lines eventually flared into a bright, fluttering distortion - a sonic cloud that the trio then pushed a crystalline melody behind. (Gene Wagendorf III, Windy City Rock)

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