Old Time Relijun

Old Time Relijun

Quasar Wut-Wut

Fri, May 3, 2019

9:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$15

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Old Time Relijun
Old Time Relijun
THE ETERNAL RETURN OF OLD TIME RELIJUN

In the shadows of the psyche lurk monsters! After a mysterious decade-long hiatus, Olympia, Washington’s OLD TIME RELIJUN return to the highway for a series of very special “23rd anniversary concerts” along the West Coast of the United States, with more dates in the works for 2019. They are reuniting in the classic “Catharsis in Crisis” lineup featuring bandleader Arrington de Dionyso with Aaron Hartman (upright bass), Germaine Baca (drums) and Benjamin Hartman (saxophone and percussion).

Water Rising! Fire Blinding! Old Time Relijun growls in animal languages with a tongue of fire, unleashing the beast from the tightest cages of corporate control. This is Liberation Music. This is the thunder-lightning-tidal-wave of Primordial Sound when we need it more than ever before.

Guided only by star-sheen and wild instinct, the songs of Old Time Relijun dig a tunnel through the murky depths a with burning hunger for indestructible life, embracing joy and terror with crisp juxtapositions between hypnotic pulse and jarring frenzy.

The band will introduce fans to new material in the midst of beloved favorites from the “Lost Light Trilogy” along with ancient sing-along hits such as “Vampire Victim”, “Cold Water” and “Archaeopteryx Claw”.
Quasar Wut-Wut
Quasar Wut-Wut
Off-kilter, mysterious, yet accessible pop-rock from an obsessive band of perennial outsiders raised in Detroit and currently bunkered in Chicago. With 30 years behind them – and now with their own Coupon Studios – these seasoned crafters of sound have meticulously produced a parallel world all their own with their new LP, "Digesting Mirror". It's a piece of genre-schizoid art pop where familiar classic pop and rock elements are warped, sped up, and misappropriated: a guitar line moans a musty melody from the 1800s over what sounds like a deconstructed Bill Withers song; a rambling Dylanesque ballad of a suicidal 93-year-old nymphomaniac is revved up to ludicrous speed until the fenders are ready to fly off. Springy art pop songs blur into slithering dirges creating a cohesive mixture of influences from 60s psyche and Motown — to 70s art rock and folk — to 80s/90s post-punk and college rock. There's a little bit of something for everybody, unless you're some kind of asshole.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com