Minutes

Minutes

AXIS: SOVA, Stomatopod

Fri, April 18, 2014

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

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Minutes
Minutes
Minutes began playing music in the summer of 2008. Composed of Chafe Hensley, Mark Larmee, Ryan Nelson, and Isaac Turner, all of whom are solidly "in their 30's", the band was started as an outlet for songs written by all members of the band. The modus operandi from day one was to enjoy the act of making music, create songs that are natural to their cumulative experiences, and to "serve the song." Each member can play, with varying degrees of dexterity, numerous instruments, which creates a palette of opportunities from which to choose.

Up to (and during) the formation of the band, members of Minutes have played in Hornet, Soccer Team, Mesa, Beauty Pill, Routineers, Trocar, Straphanger, First to the Fence, Spit for Athena, The Most Secret Method, Imipolex G, Wishek, Jury Rig, and many, many others. All of the members of Minutes have made music their hobby for over a decade.

The sound of the music, if you don't have access to the online presence of the band, is something akin to the music of Mission of Burma, Wire, Superchunk, Fugazi, Neil Young, or other guitar-based bands of the last forty years.

Minutes are, by and large, proud of the positivity and hope surrounding their music. By and large, this is the case.
AXIS: SOVA
AXIS: SOVA
Axis: Sova returns with Shampoo You, out November 16th via Drag City imprint, God? Records. Shampoo You is the latest Axis: Sova album, following 2015’s Early Surf and 2016’s Motor Earth. With each succession, the Axis sound shape morphs in subtle yet definitive ways; now, with Shampoo You, the impact is unprecedentedly direct and connective. Take first single, “Dodger.” It emerges from the reverberating chambers of its predecessors first with the expected: scorched, punching guitars; before giving way to the unexpected: harmonized, crystalline vocals, put forward for immediate impact. Aboard a galloping waltz beat testing the structural integrity of its own mechanical limitations, “Dodger” lilts from its final big chorus into a weaving guitar confab, escalating and emoting into the deeper, wordless territories of song.



Axis: Sova has always been a rock band, even when the “band” was just Brett Sova and his Roland TR66 Rhythm Arranger creating a surging maelstrom of reverberant fuzz, with guitars foregrounded and wailing at length, while beats distended the depths. Shampoo You sounds the arrival of the trio version – Sova with Tim Kaiser (guitar) and Jeremy Freeze (bass) -- in trademark Axis style: relentless tempo with distorted, interlocking guitar concussions, and vocals that howl of other worldly mutation… but in, like, a relatable way. It’s the first Axis: Sova album entirely performed and recorded live to tape as a three piece. The amusement of rock-making turned thrillingly alive, they’ve honed in on a sleek transport for their new sounds, with tightly conceived power-punk and classic pop touches creating memorably melodic (and harmonic) contours. Head down to the scar-wash and let Axis: Sova Shampoo You!
Stomatopod
Stomatopod
Stomatopod returns to the Hideout to celebrate the release of the band's first LP, "Air By the Ton." The trio's songwriting blends '60s garage, '70s heavy riff-rock, '80s underground fuzz-pop and '90s grunge. Stomatopod includes John Huston (ex-Pawners' Society), Liz Bustamante (noise&light) and Elliot Dicks (ex-Nerves). The album was recorded in a former guns-and-ammo locker in a Chicago bungalow basement, and captures the guitar-centric frenetic energy and vocal hooks the band has honed since its inception in 2013.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com