Look Vibrant, The Curls, Woongi

Look Vibrant

The Curls

Woongi

Wed, November 28, 2018

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Look Vibrant
Look Vibrant
Montreal’s experimental-pop quartet Look Vibrant, are a wonderpot of musical inventiveness and immediacy, boiling over with energy and steaming into bliss. After releasing two singles of pure noise music (Plateau and Sweater in the Lake), and an EP of polished indie pop (Only Qualms) their debut album, The Up Here Place, perfectly combines these two elements into a product that is equally refined and unhinged. The songs teeter on the brink, threatening to fall apart at your feet, while somehow remaining intact by a logic that is uniquely Look Vibrant. Thematically, the album is an exploration of naive ambition, the constant need to reach ever growing heights, and the inevitable sharp drop that comes in its wake. Recently Look Vibrant has performed alongside notable acts, including Anderson. Paak, Wild Nothing, PALM, Micachu and the Shapes, Alvvays, and Will Butler (Arcade Fire).
“Although it hasn’t quite hit Merriweather Post Pavillion cult status yet, Look Vibrant’s effervescent new record has all the makings of becoming your next experimental noise-pop fave.” – Stereogum
“The clip for Look Vibrant’s “Miracle” is an exercise in dreamlike surrealism, as the Montreal art-rockers are literally pulled apart and interact with an assortment of unusual characters and objects[…] Needless to say, it’s NSFW but also a must-watch (how’s that for a paradox?)” – Noisey by Vice
“Their latest single, “Bull & Eagle,” seems to move at 1000 km/h, with quick, summery guitar licks and an underpinning of moderately off-kilter keys to give it some extra spice. Put this one on repeat.” – Gray Owl Point
“Brace yourself! This Montreal-based band is packed full of energy and likely to blow your socks off. At least, that’s what they did for me.” – Indie Shuffle
The Curls
The Curls
Chicago art-rockers The Curls don’t subscribe to any one notion of what their music should sound like. They have developed an innate ability to craft engaging, eclectic songs while maintaining true to their absurdist and experimental instincts.
The group has rapidly evolved and expanded since it's two-piece inception in 2014. The current core lineup consists of husband/wife combo Mick Fansler and Jenny Marshall, Anna Holmquist, Carl Swoveland, Rami Atassi and Michael Macdonald. The band's live performances now often incorporate a larger ensemble of 9 to 11 people with choreographed dance, reminiscent of a Stop Making Sense fever dream.
The group's 2017 record, Super Unit, deftly wove post-punk, psych-pop, jazz, lounge and doo-wop into one delirious spree. The Curls recently announced they are working on a follow-up record to be released late 2018.

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