Simply Saucer Cyborgs Revisited Tour 2020

Simply Saucer Cyborgs Revisited Tour 2020

Hideout InnChicagoIL
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Simply Saucer

Emerging from the industrial city of Hamilton, Ontario in the 1970s, Simply Saucer created a distinct, original sound that was decidedly out of step with the current musical climate. The band played edgy rock & roll that was a combination of early punk pre-cursors (Velvets, Stooges, Modern Lovers), krautrock (Can, Neu, early Kraftwerk), and U.K. prog/psych (Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Syd Barrett - both with and without Pink Floyd). The unusual history of the band and its penchant for resonating with younger audiences and bands (Ty Segall released a 7” covering their song, Bullet Proof Nothing) kept the flame alive, inspiring a loyal, worldwide cult following.

The deluxe double LP reissue of the band’s classic album, Cyborgs Revisted, was released in 2018 by renowned LA garage label, In the Red Recordings, and is now on its second repressing. In 2019, the band received rave reviews for its tour through the US midwest/south including a standout performance at Gonerfest in Memphis. On this June 2020 tour, Simply Saucer will be playing the Cyborgs Revisited album in its entirety plus some of its newest material that was released in 2018. Aside from an appearance at Scion Fest in Portland, OR in 2009, these dates will be Simply Saucer's first-ever shows west coast shows.

"Here's a band that could splice the DNA of Syd Barrett and Soft Machine with Iggy Pop and the Velvet Underground, that could bridge post-psychedelic mind-altering electronics with a buzzed proto-punk urgency: the ultimate garage band, rehearsing constantly and trying everything and doing it all at top fucking volume.” - Pitchfork 8.8 review

“Simply Saucer are a divine mix of early Pink Floyd (with Syd Barrett still mercifully intact) and The Velvet Underground (when Andy Warhol was at the helm and urging them towards the Exploding Plastic Inevitable). They are all this and more; a Suicide with a lust for life; a Silver Apples that are running with electronic juice! Sheer, ecstatic, underground bliss.” — NME

"When Simply Saucer formed in Hamilton, Ontario in the early 1970s, it was one of a small number of isolated, visionary North American and UK bands working in the space opened up by the Velvet Underground, the MC5, the Stooges, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart and Krautrock. Because Simply Saucer was active in the early and middle 1970s, writers often refer to them as “proto-punk.” As with their contemporaries Pere Ubu, the term is fine as a strictly chronological designation, but it unfortunately implies that the band’s aesthetic was crude and undeveloped, which is not the case. Cyborgs Revisited, the album of mid-70s recordings on which most of Simply Saucer’s legendary status is justly based, does not sound like a bridge between the Velvets and the Ramones, or anything like that; it sounds like a fully realized and elaborated sonic vision, created almost in secret by people aware of the prophetic power of their music, if unsure of its legacy. As it turned out, Simply Saucer’s mid-70s hypnotic death-trip groove rock anticipated the sound of such 80s underground bands as the Scientists, the Birthday Party and Sonic Youth.” - Amoeba Music

Venue Information:
Hideout Inn
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60642