Chicago Psych Fest V: Five Levels Of The Experience

Chicago Psych Fest V: Five Levels Of The Experience

Variety Lights, The Velcro Lewis Group, Unmanned Ship, onYou, Red Deer Cave People, DJ: Anjru Kettering

Sat, January 25, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $25.00

Tickets at the Door

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Variety Lights
Variety Lights
More than 18 years since he left the public spotlight, mysterious mad-genius David Baker, legendary frontman of the original incarnation of Mercury Rev, is back with new band Variety Lights. The masterful new album 'Central Flow', due for release in May, is a collaboration between Baker and fellow vintage synth addict Will MacLean and demonstrates that Baker has lost none of his flair for the extraordinary, the experimental and the exceptional.
The Velcro Lewis Group
The Velcro Lewis Group
The Velcro Lewis Group is an inner-stellar soul and rock band that is both heavy and danceable.
They possess the harmonies of tMotown, the groove of Stax, the drugs of Hawkwind, and the drive of Bohannon.
Your party being crashed for the better.
Unmanned Ship
Unmanned Ship
A murky, methodical drone drugged the crowd to silence before the detonation of a hemorrhaging beat and air-raid guitars. The song was "End of Cigs," from the band's gnarled, tripped-out LP For Whom The Bowl Tolls (Rotted Tooth). Unmanned Ship conjured a steady ascent into dazed, astronomical terror, only to break the trance with barrages of violent, snarling guitar. It was the sound of the Four Horsemen coming down, or at the very least the sound of dropping acid in a minefield. That isn't to say, for all their malevolent flexing, that Unmanned Ship is an oppressive band. The trio focused their assaults on exploring just as much as on tearing down. A series of swampy riffs and fizzing bass lines eventually flared into a bright, fluttering distortion - a sonic cloud that the trio then pushed a crystalline melody behind. (Gene Wagendorf III, Windy City Rock)
onYou
onYou
Chicago’s psychedelic pioneers onYou used a busy 2013 campaign of Captcha Records releases and live shows to build to their forthcoming LP, Ultimum Photon a Sole (also on Captcha). Although the city has no shortage of bands that follow the heady, spacey brand of rock, onYou’s extended instrumental compositions fall on the outer reaches of that trend. The group uses recorded spoken-audio segments, dual drummers, and robust keys to create sounds that are both tribal and ethereal.
Red Deer Cave People
Red Deer Cave People
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com