The Annual SXSW Send Off Party

The Annual SXSW Send Off Party

Twin Peaks, Judson Claiborne, The Congregation, Scott Lucas & The Married Men, The Waco Brothers, Frontier, Summer Girlfriends, Mahogany, Outer Minds, The Hood Internet

Sat, March 9, 2013

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 3:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10 at the door

The Annual SXSW Send Off Party
The Annual SXSW Send Off Party
11 Chicago bands headed to Austin for SXSW hit the stage for an all-day showcase with the proceeds going to their respective treks down to the lone star state.
Twin Peaks - (Set time: 3:30 PM)
Twin Peaks
Five doods, gnarly 'tudes, total hunks, play to drunks
Judson Claiborne - (Set time: 4:30 PM)
Judson Claiborne
Judson Claiborne is another name for Christopher Salveter and the music made with his comrades. Salveter began writing songs during the late nineties in his birthplace of St. Charles, Missouri.

Soon after, he relocated to Chicago and started a band called Low Skies. Stuart Berman of Pitchfork, in his review of Low Skies’ final record wrote that the band resembled “the sunstroked stumble of Crazy Horse (c.f. "Cortez the Killer") and the Dirty Three's desert-dragging dirges” and “Salveter's distinctive vocal [has] a death-bed confessional tremble that doesn't so much suggest a lump in his throat as a tumor”. Low Skies released three records on the Flameshovel label and toured extensively, notably as support for Neko Case, Band of Horses, Okkervil River, Explosions in the Sky, and The Handsome Family.

The first Judson LP, Before Midnight Scholar, self-released in 2008, represented a departure from the gloomy, often devastating Low Skies oeuvre. Its songs present a broader emotional landscape, making space for kazoos, laughter and revelatory expression. Conceived by Salveter on a two-month bicycle tour of Southeast Asia, the record howls reverent delight, and wails laments for lost friends and lovers. Mark Guarino of No Depression wrote: “Before Midnight Scholar has a dreamy quality, though underneath the sophisticated textures of country mysticism is a steely edge that suggests a bottom dropping out at any moment. While the music is continually seductive, its core appeal is Claiborne’s voice, which is as nuanced and filled with tremor as those of Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley”
The Congregation - (Set time: 5:30 PM)
The Congregation
The Congregation plays a righteous combination of blues, soul and rock & roll. They do it the old-fashioned way, the way Otis Redding, Ike and Tina Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Aretha Franklin and Bo Diddley did it– real instruments, raw and powerful vocals, down and dirty soul. This female-fronted powerhouse will take you from "aw, shucks" to "Goddamn!", before you know what slapped you in the face. When it comes to the songwriting, you won't find any sugarcoated love songs here, you'll get a little bit of longing and a whole lot of wronging. The Congregation's debut EP, "Not for Sleepin' ", showcases their signature style of bluesy garage soul.
Scott Lucas & The Married Men - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Scott Lucas & The Married Men
Scott Lucas & the Married Men present the 4th Annual Hideout Holiday Music Hour. Continuing the tradition they started with a holiday show in 2010, Scott Lucas & the Married Men are aiming to emulate “A Prairie Home Companion” with the evening’s set and will structure the night as an old tyme radio variety show. Surprise guests will join the band for some songs. The show will be recorded and broadcast from the band’s website www.scottlucasandthemarriedmen.com around Christmas.

Lucas, who is best known as the singer/guitarist for the two-man, Chicago rock band Local H, promises plenty of Christmas classics -- in the past they’ve taken on “Feliz Navidad,” “Last Christmas” by Wham!, “Mr. Grinch,” “Father Christmas” by the Kinks and many more. Lucas and his six-piece backing band, the Married Men -- a collective that includes violin, organ and accordion and has drawn comparisons to Wilco, the Waterboys and Nick Cave -- will also perform original songs from their most recent records, Blood Half Moon and The Cruel Summer EP, as well as Married Men staples, drawn from their first two releases: George Lassos the Moon and The Absolute Beginners EP.

"Christmas songs are awesome, and I don't feel even slightly embarrassed or cornball about that statement,” says Lucas. “Most of them are flat out hilarious. We're hoping to make this as much of a Christmas tradition as arguing with your uncle about politics."
The Waco Brothers - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Waco Brothers
Quite possibly the best live rock band on the planet. We've seen them a hundred and sixty seven times, and the Waco Brothers never fail to entertain with their train wreck approach to country. Subtlety is for the weak, so they've chosen the path of optimum mayhem and tomfoolery. In their rollicking career, they have been called everything from the flagship act of the alternative country "movement" to pure butchery. Both are likely to be correct.
Frontier - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Frontier
Frontier is Kevin Ireland, Michael Tsoulos, and Stephen Wessley.

Drawn together by a shared fascination with recorded sounds, the members of Frontier gathered in 1987 to explore a variety of compositional techniques. This impulse was hardly unique, as music in the twentieth century has been distinguished by a fairly rapid and widespread evolution of approaches to composition. Early in this century the Futurist Luigi Rossolo used noises created with instruments of his own design as an alternative to the traditional dominance of theme and motif in music composition. Armed with the new electronic technology of the 1950's, John Cage created compositions designed to illuminate the very nature of music. Cage managed to thoroughly dissect the concept of music, although his primary concern was more with the process itself, not with the product or the performance. While this approach is certainly conceptually rich, the exclusion of aesthetic influence on what results from any given approach, that is, of the music itself that is performed, is a constraint that we found difficult to accept.

While we have been profoundly influenced by the techniques of electronic music, specifically the use of algorithms to manipulate sound, our approach relies heavily on the relation or mediation between individuals and machines. As Frontier is a band of musicians, our focus is on the performance of live music, on the interaction and improvisation that occurs during a performance. This served as our point of departure from what we found to be present, or rather lacking, in much electronic music: composers programmed compositions rather than performed them. In our compositions, the performers serve as additional filters, functioning as a shifting algorithm generated from each individual. This becomes especially significant because we practice a very dynamic form of composition, one that involves simultaneously composing and performing. Our concern is with both process and content, which in our approach becomes mutually influential: the performers react to the product of a system by altering the system.

We use a technique called Multiple Input Resonance, in which the source signals are generated by a resonating object in an amplified partial feedback loop. The resonating objects in this system are not directly manipulated in any way during the performance: they generate signal only by the presence of the amplified sub-mixes in the performance location. The instruments are chosen for their individual resonant frequencies, and the performers' triggering of these frequencies with the amplified sub-mixes is central to the character of the compositions. This source input is then routed through signal processing modules, which function as analog algorithm generators that will generate information when provided with input. These analog algorithms are arranged and structured for each performance, based on the acoustics of the performance space. During the performance, the controls of these modules are adjusted, effectively changing the algorithms through which the input is processed. Each of the resonant sources runs simultaneously through its own multi-stage analog algorithm and this sub-mix is amplified within the performance space.

The visual aspect of our performance is also site-specific, and involves projections of both images and light patterns designed to surround the audience. Low-level feedback vibrations are established at the beginning of the performance and slowly adjusted as the music develops. The location of the instruments and participants in the space effects the patterns in the music as each instrument simultaneously effects and is effected by the sounds of other instruments. The reflection of sound varies with the structure of the performance space, involving also the movements of people within the space (both performers and audience).
Summer Girlfriends - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Summer Girlfriends
Summer Girlfriends is a band that started during the most crippling of Chicago winters-dedicated only to making fun music, eating pizza, and being good friends.
Mahogany - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Mahogany
Mahogany is an electric music-based multidisciplinary media ensemble currently working in Philadelphia, New York, and other locations. A combination of vocals, cello, massed guitars, pianos, melodicas, sequencers, synthesizers, samplers, tape, percussion, and other instruments makes for Mahogany's sound.

Mahogany also uses film, video, animation, cinema, graphic design, photography, typography and other realization and rendering techniques for a cumulative effect known as the 'Hypercube' - a multidimensional expression of elegiac saudade, benign monolithic dynamism, and jubilant, sensuous organic order.
Outer Minds - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Outer Minds
Outer Minds have descended upon a sound that's reflected the last half decade of trudging and persisting, honing their craft into a sleek, moody, and more intense vehicle, tightly locked into its groove, and a perfect sum of it's five unique parts. Escaping the trappings of the mundane minions of psych-peddlers and reverb rookies clouding up the landscape, these five have burst through, and turned into a darker, more ominous machine, sharpening their claws and sawing their infectious melodic mesmerizations into your soul.

Awash with surging melodies and vocal walls so high you can't even see the top, this band is finally getting the double-takes and longing stares they've been deserving for years, pulling in new converts at a steady clip and winning over the wretched simultaneously. The familiar, yet haunting organ interwoven with the 12-string Danelectro vibrations instantly sends chills to all your extremities, and the pulsating rhythm throbs and pummels its way right into oblivion, causing the energy levels at live performances to reach dizzying heights. As they sharpen their sound into a legion of 60s pop/psych textures and nuances normally reserved for the baroque set with their impeccable glockenspiel-laden arrangements, Outer Minds weave a rich web of sound around hypnotic hooks and deliver an impressive performance both live and on record, equally worthy of your immediate attention. With all five integral members serving time in such illustriously diverse bands as Baseball Furies, The Deccas, Black Beauties, Lover!, Functional Blackouts and The Runnies, it's no wonder how well they come together as Outer Minds, breaking through into a higher state of mind and forming a true force in Chicago underground music for years to come.
The Hood Internet - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
The Hood Internet
ABX (pronounced like three consecutive letters) and STV SLV (pronounced "steve sleeve") are collectively known as The Hood Internet. For the past three years, the duo have been chewing up the indie, pop, rap and R&B landscapes and spitting out pure fire. Like laptop-armed alchemists, they draw from their expansive interest in the many faces of modern music and re-imagine songs for mass public consumption through www.thehoodinternet.com.

Nearly 400 mixes and literally millions of free downloads later, The Hood Internet continue to ricochet across North America like an Arkanoid ball, bringing their arsenal of reassembled tracks to crowded dancefloors. And the dance parties have definitely been ignited in every city they roll through, not to mention holding it down at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Monolith Festival, SXSW, CMJ and Canadian Music Week. In the meantime, there are always new mixes and mixtures on the way from The Hood, with original works and re-mixes filling the spaces in-between. And so much more music on the way! All eyes on the Hood.

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