Martin Bisi

Martin Bisi

ONO, Secret Means of Escape

Mon, July 2, 2018

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

Martin Bisi
Martin Bisi
Martin Bisi – producer, musician, and central figure in the musical history of NYC for the past four decades.

Martin Bisi and band are touring in support of BC35, an album marking the 35 year anniversary of his recording studio - BC Studio.

Founding BC Studio in 1981 with the help of Brian Eno and Bill Laswell, Bisi has recorded landmark
music there by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, Herbie Hancock's Rockit,
Violent Femmes, JG Thirlwell, The Dresden Dolls and countless others.

BC35 includes musicians from Swans, Sonic Youth, Cop Shoot Cop, White Hills, Alice Donut, Live Skull, Pop1280, Insect Ark and
was recorded live over a weekend in January 2016.

His band covers post-rock/punk, Industrial and experimental territory
ONO
ONO
Webster Dictionary defines spook as a ghost or a spectre, and ONO's brutal, daunting new LP is teeming with them. But spook is also a racial epithet, and this double-meaning informs the album from start to finish. The spectre of race, of course, has defined our nation's history from its inception--it's the "long shadow," in Obama's words, that's with us always. Spooks, as bandleader P. Michael puts it with typical bluntness, is America--past, present and future.

It's hardly the first time the almighty ONO have brought their vision to bear on the dilemma of black life in the 'New World', but Spooks is ONO going deeper, darker and denser than they ever have before. Joined by a slew of guest performers and fellow travelers, including Ministry's Al Jourgensen, Lamont Thomas of Cleveland's Obnox, Hilal Omar Al Jamal of Night Auditor, and longtime collaborator Shannon Rose Riley, the core band is at its most punishing, their Afro-industrial rhythms driving and ruthless. Singer travis, meanwhile, has never sounded so terrifying, or prophetic, as he conjures up, in his many voices, the "bleeding haints" of (pan)-American life: cotton gins, sugar plantations, CIA coups; "Brownsville" slumlords, South Side arrest rides, drive-thru funeral homes. "I try not to think about Spooks," he explains. "Spooks burns my loins. Spooks buries my unborn children. Spooks illuminate the (US) American landscape."

Spooks is no history lesson, or dry polemic. Its ghosts are still rattling their chains, their haunting perpetual and highly personal. It's hard to imagine where they can possibly go after as grueling (and brilliant) an album as this, but after heating up for some 35 years ONO is positively aflame--whatever they thrown down next might literally melt the wax."
Secret Means of Escape
Secret Means of Escape
SecretMeansOfEscape is the new solo project of Chicago native and musician Mark Shippy (U.S. Maple, Miracle Condition, Shorty, etc). It's a lot of noise and microtonal tunings, but Mark is hoping that you will enjoy it as a new sonic adventure more than anything else. So PLEASE enjoy.

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