The Scientists at Sleeping Village

The Scientists at Sleeping Village

Richard Vain (Record Release), Absolutely Not

Wed, April 10, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$25

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The Scientists
The Scientists
The Scientists are the ultimate cult band! Mysterious, undefinable and yet many quite distinct things to many people. Some blame them for Grunge, some think they’re a power pop band, some think they’re experimental. Tav Falco describes them in Ghosts Behind The Sun thus: “Mercurial individuals who’s science is strictly alchemical.” Originating in Perth Western Australia in the beginnings of Post Punk they travelled to Sydney, then London cutting a swathe through the indie scene throughout the 1980s only to vanish. Sited as a seminal influence by so many – Sonic Youth, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mudhoney, Nirvana the band had to return some time. In 2018 they’ve returned recorded 3 singles, Mini Mini Mini, Braindead, and a soon to be released EP on In The Red called 9H20.SiO2. They made their first trip to the USA last year confirming what people suspect. They are totally unique… distinct from other bands and sound as brutal now as ever. Not to be missed!
Richard Vain (Record Release)
Richard Vain (Record Release)
The first few Richard Vain shows were solo jammers, just Jered, an iPad, a keyboard with a looping pedal, a guitar and sometimes a candle. While the seeds of a gungier, darker, dancier sound than his last project Bare Mutants were there, something was missing and Jered was lonely. He’d met a weirdo named Carbomb when he was in the Ponys and crashed at her place in NYC and let her crash at his place when she first moved to Chicago and he asked her if she’d want to play keys. They were great at drinking together, so she said yes and when it came to adding a drummer Carbomb knew that Lugs, the singer/guitar player in her other band Storm Clouds, was missing playing punk drums. Having seen him play drums in damaged hardcore outfit HERDS, she knew he’d match Jered’s vibe and Richard Vain was realized.

They learned the songs Jered was already creating in his basement and put together a few more as a threesome and recorded Night Jammers at Jamdek Studios with the comforting genius of Cooper Crane putting the tracks to tape. The Ponys recorded their debut Laced with Romance in Detroit with Jim Diamond and he offered to mater the thing, old punk buddy from the Chicago band Headache City and current punk buddy from NYC band Surfbort, David R Head Jr created the voodoo fever dream album art. Old Ponys buddy and current FACS buddy Brian Case laid it all out and by all these buddy powers combined, you have Richard Vain’s debut LP put out by buddy Bart at Big Neck Records.

Pairs well with: wine (white or rose), tequila, IPAs, herb.
Absolutely Not
Absolutely Not
"Absolutely Not are absolutely fab! ‘ERRORS’ is a punk record dialed into an alien frequency with a heavy production that makes the spare instrumentation (guitar, keyboards, drums) sound like a spaceship crashing into Earth. " - NPR
"Absolutely Not is laughing and screaming at the same time, with the Chicago-based post-punk outfit regularly interlacing a kaleidoscopic strain of humor into loud, furious riffs plucked from the hottest pits of hell." - CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

"Led by do-it-all front man Donnie Moore, the band plays infectious quick-hit garage punk that's loaded with hooks upon hooks."
- CHICAGO READER

"Absolutely Not is the brainchild of Donnie Moore and generates infectious one-two beat punk chords. It's an Iggy Pop meets Kevin Barnes approach to jagged garage-rock." - TIMEOUT
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com