Chicago Psych Fest X, Dead Rider

Chicago Psych Fest X

Dead Rider

Twila Bent, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, ONO, SPVD, DJ Catie - O, Visuals by Liquid Sky Light Show

Fri, February 1, 2019 - Sat, February 2, 2019

8:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$15

Chicago Psych Fest X
Chicago Psych Fest X
The longest-running festival of psychedelia in Chicago turns 10 years old and is celebrating with a 3-DAY BLOWOUT featuring some of the highlights from the years, special collaborative sets, re-unity, and fresh faces.
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
Plastic Crimewave Syndicate
Plastic Crimewave Syndicate
Members of Plastic Crimewave Sound, Moonrises, Strychnine, Great Society Mind Destroyers, Rabble Rabble

power trio spacejams for dayz
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."
SPVD
Josh Condon from the Glyders

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