Dead Rider

Dead Rider

Lovely Little Girls, Chiromancer

Sat, April 7, 2018

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$15.00

Dead Rider
Dead Rider
It is with much angst that I inform you I'd like to punt on the bio request. I am in the midst of several projects that are unusually stressful and interfering with my abilities to function as a normal human. The idea of starting from scratch on a bio is literally causing me to lose sleep. Nobody wants to update our press materials more than I, and normally it is a project that I like to take my time on and have a concept for (the above photo notwithstanding). I assure you that when the time comes to rollout a new and more awesome DEAD RIDER experience (very soon!), we will have a jaw dropping photo accompanied with a bio that will someday be studied as literature at future Ivy League universities. For now, I'd like to continue with the idea that the Hideout show be a laid back affair, a delightful and low pressure space, we and the audience create to reveal hidden manifestations of confidence and self actualization.

-Todd, Espy, White Christmas
Lovely Little Girls
Lovely Little Girls
Lovely Little Girls is an avant-rock band led by artist Gregory Jacobsen and bassist Alex Perkolup. Using Jacobsen's grotesque paintings as a basis, they write theatrical suites that morph from of-kilter dance anthems to punishing and ridiculous prog. Influenced by artists such as Fred Frith, Magma, The Residents and Captain Beefheart, Lovely Little Girls moves between No-Wave, Rock-in-Opposition prog, metal and free jazz. Initial simple musical motifs quickly deform into charges of odd harmony and tangled polyrhythms; yet it is grounded in a love for catchy melodies. Jacobsen's syllable-stuffed cut-and-paste prose adds to the absurdity with lyrics about over-ripe food, incompetent sex and undignified death.

"The drawings and paintings of Chicago artist Gregory Jacobsen aren't exactly easy to look at: his favorite subject is body horror, and he loves to combine bright, kid-friendly colors with beautifully rendered deformities and mutilations and revolting masses of flesh and hair and membrane.

On and off since 2001 Jacobsen has also had a band, Lovely Little Girls, and it's a total package: challenging, dissonant, ever-changing experimental rock, conceptually linked songs, and ambitious themed stage productions that often involve makeup, prosthetics, partial nudity, and large casts of players. His longtime collaborator, bassist Alex Perkolup (also of Cheer-Accident), writes most of the songs; Jacobsen animates their lyrics with his abject, frenzied singing and grotesque, even violent stage presence."

-Monik Kendrick, Chicago Reader
Chiromancer
Chiromancer
CHIROMANCER is an avant pop/ prog duo featuring Bay Area improvisor Evelyn Davis (Frankenixon, Cheer-Accident) on Nord and drummer Charlie Werber (Guzzlemug)

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