Look Vibrant, The Curls, Woongi

Look Vibrant

The Curls


Wed, November 28, 2018

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

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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
The Curls claim to hail from Chicago but seem to mentally reside in outer space or perhaps the coconut tree-blood soaked hills of Hollyweird. The general consensus is that these people are total "wack-a-doodles" and must be "on something" to come up with this stuff. The group blends genres like health nuts blend smoothies!
Their music has been labeled as Psychedelic Pop, Art Rock, Nu-Angular Guitar, Piss Jazz, and even Hardcore Experimental Adult Contemporary Noise. The Harvard Crimson reported, "The Curls are a fun, nostalgic sextet whose genre fluidity necessitates a string of hyphenated descriptors—art-funk-jazz-psycho-punk-pop-rock doesn’t even cover all the bases."
An impressive and widely regarded performance at Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 has led to a growing and unstable fanbase. The Curls have shared stages with popular music greats like Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Maps and Atlases, Post Animal and Texas Fred. The group's 2017 self-released debut album SUPER UNIT received approval from legendary guitar rocker Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Talking Heads). Belew raved typing in all caps via Facebook Messenger, "I LIKE IT!"
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642