Tue Mar 03 20159:00 PM
- Moon Duo (official record release)
- Richard Vain [Bare Mutants]
MOON DUO hits the Bottle to celebrate the release of their new LP, Shadow of the Sun, out the very same day on Sacred Bones. The psych-rockers released this incredible music video featuring pro skater Richie Jackson and will be returning to our stage for the first time since September of 2012, when they celebrated the release of their last record, Circles, also out on SBR. Needless to say, we like celebrating together. Since their inception in the late aughts, RIPLEY JOHNSON from WOODEN SHJIPS and SANAE YAMADA have produced Kraut-inspired psych with a chilly underbelly that blows hundreds of stoner bands out of the water and back into their parents’ basements. Cultivating uncharted rhythms and tones to expand on the trippy repeat-o rock of their previous albums, MOON DUO CONTINUES to push themselves into new sonic territories with off-kilter beats, grinding riffage and cosmic soundscapes. Prepare yourself to be launched into a trance-induced frenzy tonight. Chicago’s own psychedelic explorers, VERMA, return to the Bottle tonight, fresh off the 2014 release ofSunrunner, their tightest suite of tunes to date and first proper full-length offering on Trouble In Mind.Sunrunner finds the band veering back towards more cosmic (or ‘kosmiche’), song-oriented compositions without sacrificing their sharply-honed talents for in-studio improvisation. The album is a true testament to the musical synergy and talents of the band, who form an amoebic, symbiotic relationship in the live setting. VERMA captures influences from proto-metal, minimalism, electronic, space rock and drone to construct and explore countless sonic landscapes. The swirling, layered guitar loops mesh seamlessly with the rhythm section’s tightly-locked grooves and vocalist/keyboardist WHITNEY JOHNSON’s haunting, interstellar drones. RICHARD VAIN is the solo project of PONYS/BARE MUTANTS front man JERED GUMMERE, a gentleman and rock & roll scholar who is certainly no stranger to our stage (or our bar). Channeling the familiar songwriting structures of his past work into a one-man-band with guitars, keys and loops, VAIN crafts tightly-wound, tense-yet-tranquil songs that are as hazy and unforgiving as the smoke in your lungs.