Retribution Gospel Choir

Retribution Gospel Choir

Tuff Slang, Hungry Man

Thu, May 14, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

Retribution Gospel Choir
Retribution Gospel Choir
Retribution Gospel Choir – 3

Q: How do you follow-up a four-song 7”?
A: With a two-song full-length.

One song per side, this radio-format-challenged record will come out January 22, 2013 on Chaperone Records. Side A “Can’t Walk Out” is the crown jewel of recent RGC live shows with it’s repetitive, building, almost free, freakout – so far, probably the most accurate recording of what the band brings to the stage. Side B “Seven” sees the more sprawling side of the band – haunting, epic, and enhanced throughout by guest guitarist Nels Cline. These songs were tracked live, playing together in the same room, one take each.

A friend of mine used to play Frank Zappa’s “Uncle Meat” at 16 rpm all the time. How do you recover from that?

You don’t.

stay warm, RGC
Tuff Slang
Tuff Slang
Tuff Slang exemplifies hook driven rock, while walking the line between southern twang with rhythm & soul. The trio is comprised of Chicago based musicians, Aaron Vincel (A Lull), Cody Messick (Dirty Rotten Sunshine) and Justin Frederick (Secret Colours). Forming in 2014, the trio spent the bulk of their time in the confines of Warehaus West (Chicago Electric Piano Company) taking cover from Chicago’s native harsh Winter and developing their sound. Consisting of two core songwriters, Cody and Justin split the task of bringing their process to the drawing board. Weaving between each other’s strengths, It creates a venn diagram-like effect with their lineup, meeting in the middle to create a sound unique to itself. Tuff Slang doesn't need to sugar coat what they do. It's infectious rock meant for getting those hips shakin' and whistling along with.
Hungry Man
Hungry Man
When thinking of a band like "Hungry Man" the word "audacity" comes to mind; from their debut performance at this years PRF Thundersnow, the quartet of Jeff Fox, Eliya Gwetta, Jim Kamp, and Andy Kosinski performed six out of seven originally composed songs, and tacked on a cover for good measure. Now, that sounds like some no frills business, but the songs these men put forth were incredibly muscular, well honed salvos of rock and roll aggression. There was not a single clumsy misstep, unlike every other band that has had a debut performance. These jerks had the audacity to play every single song like we all had the record, like we all knew what was coming and like they had worked on them for years. This is the sound of a full figured band--enough space for everyone to breath and step into the light. Loud, taut, aggressive without beating you over the head with it. Instead of punching you in the teeth without thought, they've been eyeing you all night. They know what you've been doing wrong and they body you into the corner until you cool down and think about what you did. Are you good? Okay, you gonna walk out of here calmly now? Okay. This band man...bunch of audacious jerks, with their already realized ideas of how to be a seriously unique rock band. Thank god they didn't give the drummer a microphone." - Stephen Sowley

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