JUCIFER - Savagist - Pretty Please PRETTY PLEASEPretty Please are a three piece from Atlanta that play loud. Very loud. They formed in 2012, and are quickly gaining notoriety in the Atlanta noise rock scene for their ferocious live shows. The band manages to mix noise rock and sludge with a chaotic, dissonant punk, while still keeping melody in mind.
NIGHTKLUB - Toupe - MTN ISL - Trophy Wives - Pretty Please NIGHTKLUB Nightklub is a new local band feat. members of Places To Hide, Shampoo, Hotels, and Kid Brat. TOUPERepresenting Chicagos robust network of outsider artists and house punks, Toupee spare no one from their sharpened, penetrating vision on Leg Toucher. From behind their masks, they lend observations to their listener. They offer heightened sensations that hide nothing. Toupee lurk beneath gentle and ferocious vocal Placing slow, soft frequencies against frantic, unchained crashes, Toupee carefully extract the supernatural from mundane life. This sublime sense results from a refusal to be silent while facing pain or decay, which are two key elements of the quartets alchemy. Toupee spin otherworldly punk tales from drowning rhythms and hidden current. Dynamic, wide-ranging voices and propulsive, deliberate instrumental interplay amplify those heightened sensations. Intense stage energy translates into unexpected twists. Ghouls sing, as does innocent youth. Toupee bring their listener to fragile edges of glass, into sticky, swampy muck, and rapid transit. Leg Toucher will give you the chance to unmask those transformations in everyday life. MTN ISLYou know what was missing from the 90s resurgence that helped make up the 2012 and 2013 zeitgeist? How about some genuine hardcore tension-and-release? How about some jagged riffs and razor blade guitars that cut fast and deep? How about some raw, mathy shit that isnt buried in atmospherics? Seriously, fuck that soft grunge bullshit. Give me dirty, visceral six-strong bloodletting and cathartic scream-sung vocals and you can keep your by-the-numbers fuzz rock retreads, mmmkay? MTN ISL know what Im talking about. The bands debut EP, God Become Animal, is a seething mass of lacerating grooves and interlocking rhythms thats equal parts wiry Midwestern math rock and classic Dischord era audio abuse. Open salvo Super Place is a ragged stomper paced by dissonant guitar chords and blistering stop-start dynamics, and things just continue to get better from there. Hacer is the most melodic and accessible of the EPs six tracks, but its no less uncompromising or ferocious, moving nimbly from the spare and skeletal intro to the grinding verses, which somehow conspire to land you in the middle of a feral slough before its all said and done. Meanwhile, the one-two punch of Dinner Planet and Snake Mansion keeps the pincers clamped tight, locking the listener in a series of tightly-wound rhythms and nervy tempo shifts before the EP closerappropriately titled Gutshotlevels the hammer down once more. Recorded by Hawks and Wymyns Prysyn guitarist Andrew Wiggins, who himself is no stranger to swimming in these churning, blood and bile-stained waters, the down and dirty production eschews any frills for a leaner approach that puts greater emphasis on the bands in-studio performance and the unity of the individual players. This is critical because, in truth, there is no single riff, drum fill or vocal scream that really stands out on God Become Animal. Its the interaction between these disparate elements, the thoughtful interrelation between varying sounds, rhythms and textures, that drives these songs relentlessly forward. You want to pretend the 90s are back, fine. But lets not leave out the ugly, discordant rage and dark unease that made so much of the music from that era great. MTN ISL havent forgotten, and theyre doing everything in their power to bring it back with a vengeance. -Moe Castro @ Latest Disgrace TROPHY WIVESFirst conceived in the summer of 2007 by veterans of many of their city's more noteworthy and distinguished bands of recent years, Louisville, Kentucky's TROPHY WIVES has established themselves as a veritable force to be reckoned with in their own right, on their own terms. Vocalist/guitarist Billy Bisig (Elliott, Lords) and bassist Tony Ash (Coliseum, Nixon), frustrated with the demise or inactivity of some of their former projects and the directions in which some of the others were heading, got together and began writing and demoing numerous songs in their shared warehouse practice space over a particularly hot and humid Kentucky summer. Within a few short months, having written an abundance of material, drummer Geoff Paton (Young Widows, Breather Resist) was enlisted as a full time member. Countless shows later, having won the praises of diverse and enthusiastic crowds both in their hometown and beyond, the then three-piece band found a kindred spirit in second guitarist and southern California transplant Elliott Turton. Many tours and whiskey shots later, shortly after the release of their debut full length, Old Scratch, on Milwaukee's Latest Flame Records, Turton left the band to devote his time and energy elsewhere, and was replaced by fellow miscreant Robby Scott (Christiansen, By the Grace of God). With their lineup firmly in place, the quartet has forged a highly distinctive sound, accentuated by Bisig and Scott's dual guitar interplay, calling to mind both the hook-laden riffs of Portland punk legends the Wipers and the heavy grind of stoner metal godfathers Kyuss, while displaying an obvious appreciation for classics such as ZZ Top and Led Zeppelin. The Wives' airtight rhythm section, a combination of Ash's gnarled, razor-sharp basslines and Paton's thunderous, Neanderthal drumming, owes a major debt to Touch and Go powerhouses the Jesus Lizard and Laughing Hyenas. These basic but essential ingredients, combined with Bisig's raspy vocal delivery, make up an overall sound that is simultaneously pummeling and inviting, explosive and subdued, always seemingly teetering on the threshold of chaos while maintaining a degree of unparalleled precision. PRETTY PLEASEPretty Please are a three piece from Atlanta that play loud. Very loud. They formed in 2012, and are quickly gaining notoriety in the Atlanta noise rock scene for their ferocious live shows. The band manages to mix noise rock and sludge with a chaotic, dissonant punk, while still keeping melody in mind.
TWIN TRANCES - Hip to Death - Pretty Please - Entertainment TWIN TRANCESHuff your turbocharger with some Maybelline to some '83 ZZ Top... Heavy rock duo from America. ENTERTAINMENT
Twin Trances - Pretty Please Saturday, January 19thTwin TrancesPretty Please $5, 21+ Doors @ 9 pm