Akron / Family

Akron / Family

Bad Weather California

Tue, January 17, 2012

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$14.00

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Akron / Family
Akron / Family
Akron/Family is writing a 21st century non-denominational hymnal, free of any New Age stink or hippie laziness. The trio (though they often perform as five, six, seven or more) tap into the great currents of the universe and share that energy and unfiltered beauty with us. Their constant desire to obliterate the line between audience/consumer and performer/musician shares something with the Dead, Phish and others who've introduced participatory elements into the mix. However, those bands rarely gave so freely or vigorously to those who stood before them. Akron/Family are a very special band and you cheat yourself with every minute you wait to wade into their waters. Their third proper album is Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, out May 5, 2009 on Dead Oceans.
Bad Weather California
Bad Weather California
Bad Weather California -- the minute-men of the 2010s -- are taking misfit culture back to the streets. A working class band that is in it for life and not just for this week's blogosphere, they're post-internet. Cyber-punk was a futurist's fictional fantasy and here BWC are, living in that digital future, a punk band that doesn't sound like one.
This is American music. Drawing on (perhaps channeling?) The Velvet Underground and post Beatles era John Lennon and Plastic Yoko Ono Band, Bad Weather California is both timeless and classic while somehow being, simultaneously, forward thinking and modern. "The songs should write themselves. The performances should look easy." (Chris BWC)
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com