Metal / Garage/ Space Doom / Psychedelic/ Dirge Rock
a quick heads up for this Saturday, March 9th. Alma Negra will be sharing the stage
with High on Low and Lyra Hill as part of the Official Chicago Underground Film
Festival this week. More information and details below:
Saturday March 9 11pm
20th Chicago Underground Film Festival After-party
with Low on High, Alma Negra and Lyra Hill!
Sponsored by Finch's Beer Co.
show time: 11pm
$7, $5 for CUFF ticket holders
Hope to see some familiar faces
thank you for the support!
"Alma Negra is still technically a baby band, albeit one that emerged, fully
formed and noisy as the dickens, from the primordial ooze of Chicago rock history.
The astute will hear a lot of local heroes in this outfit, from Jesus Lizard to
the aforementioned Pinebender to that Big Black/Shellac provenance. And yet there
isn't a derivative bone in the hard-rocking skeleton of this group. This is rock.
....only warriors need come to this show. It's been a while since music critic
types have been this gushy about a local act, but the praise is well deserved. Tempos
are up, guitars and distortion are abundant, and then Erin Page starts singing …
and that's that. It's sonic rapture of the most glorious kind." Chicago
"Reckless Records review of the split:
"HELL YEAH. 2012 split LP from two of Chicago's newest, heaviest, beer-swillingest
bands. ALMA NEGRA have some serious love for the MELVINS going on, but with their
aloof, female vocals, they sometimes remind us of JUCIFER's non-screamy songs. Although
their first two songs chug right along, the last song on their side is a slow burn
(pun fully intended) which we really like. HIMALAYAN's songs are more full-steam-ahead,
but still offer plenty of riffage similar to bands like HIGH ON FIRE or IRON AGE.
The only drawback is that this LP doesn't come with a bag of weed & a sixer
of Old Style. Otherwise, trust us on this one . . . it's RECOMMENDED! "" Reckless
"All original heavy Chicago quartet for fans of metal, psych, noise,
and punk. "The quartet's lineup is like the ultimate marriage of local garage and
metal"" - J.R. Nelson, Chicago Reader.