Oozing Wound Record Release Show @ Empty Bottle – 3/16/19

The Oozing Wound record release show is gonna to be wild.

Oozing Wound Record Release Show

830PM // $10 // 21+

Oozing Wound

The WOUND has reawakened. The thrashing trio has celebrated the release of all three of their Thrill Jockey records right here with us and it’s time to make way for the monstrous fourth album, High Anxiety (featuring a fucked up inevitable dystopian Cortez and Western ave intersection on the cover). Their simultaneously hilarious and terrifying blend of heavy riffage, crushing rhythms and piercing screams will make the people go insane. All three original OOZERs cut their teeth in some beloved local bands (CACAW, ZATH, UNMANNED SHIP, BAD DRUGS). They’re widely known around these parts to deliver one of the most brutal live shows in town. Get ready for the beatdown of your life.

 

Platinum Boys

Milwaukee’s PLATINUM BOYS are making their way south and we couldn’t be happier to have em. These fellas have been tearing up that northern suburb with a party heavy brand of Punk Rock Music that makes cheeseheads go nuts. They’re the perfect sound track to drinking 8 million beers ordered from your friendly (and heavily tipped) Empty Bottle Bartender.

 

Hitter

The ugliest parts of Meat Wave, Lil’ Tits and Foul Tip, have locked arms to create HITTER, a new melodic assault on your feeble eardrums. Under the influence of heavy metal, whiskey, leather, rock, and rockin’, they’re barricading the exits, plugging in permanently and cranking all knobs to the right. You losers better learn, only HITTER is real. See you in hell.

 

DIM

DIM is a steadily-rising Chicago band that crafts aggressive, heavy shoegaze. The songs have a deep, arresting quality that lock into a groove and distort the senses, leaving the listener broken and begging for more. Though it may feel like DIM is attempting to tear apart your perception of reality, they’ll hook you back with lush-yet-noisy instrumentation that’s reminiscent of early-MY BLOODY VALENTINE and RIDE.

King Buffalo & REZN @ The Hideout – 3/15/19

King Buffalo & REZN at the Hideout
Fri. 3/15 9PM | 21+| $12

From Rochester, New York, King Buffalo is the trio of vocalist/guitarist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds, and drummer Scott Donaldson. Since forming in 2013, the self-proclaimed “heavy blues” band has made its name via debut album Orion, follow-up EP Repeater, and tours with the likes of The Sword, All Them Witches, and Elder.

Psych-rock authority The Obelisk has been tracking King Buffalo’s ascent since the start. The site’s review of the Repeater EP proclaimed: “Repeater finds them brimming with confidence… Their songwriting here hits a new level of craftsmanship. The question isn’t so much whether King Buffalo are prepared for their next step as it is whether their audience is ready to realize the special moment playing out in front of them.”

Sophomore album Longing to Be the Mountain is an enthralling piece of work that sees King Buffalo fulfill its promise. In six songs, clocking in at 42 minutes, the band cements the style initiated on previous releases. Sure to delight fans of psych, stoner, and krautrock, Longing to Be the Mountain is timeless rock music.

Donaldson’s clean, powerful drumming and Reynolds’ hypnotic basslines lock into grooves that propel the songs, traveling from cool, spacious zones into all-out explosive finalés. Frontman McVay mesmerizes with a haunting vocal style that commands full attention despite its sedated tone – early Pink Floyd is a reference point. Within each song, he showcases a palette of vivid guitar playing, from jangly rhythms to ripping solos.

Some songs make their point in 4 minutes or less, others sprawl out above the 10-minute mark. In either case, there is no fat to trim. King Buffalo moves with purpose. Reynolds names British Invasion bands like The Animals as an influence on him during the making of Longing to Be the Mountain, noting how he came to respect simplicity – “just playing the right notes in the right places.” With the three members in sync, songs progress steadily and fluidly, from world-weary lulls into squalls of transcendence.

King Buffalo’s music and lyrics are in harmony, both painting pictures of traveling, questing, evolving. Of the lyrics, McVay says, “The album is about searching for meaning. It’s a story about finding one’s place in an increasingly turbulent and chaotic world.” We, the listeners, are lucky to witness King Buffalo’s journey as they cruise onward and upward, leaving behind an amazing soundtrack as they go.

King Buffalo

REZN

Find out more info about King Buffalo & REZN at The Hideout at the event page.

 

Scuzz /Long Live The GOAT /Oxbraker /Old Hand @Sinkhole

Hey St. Louis! The GOAT’s coming for ya! Check out some good metal and rock n roll on Feb. 9th at the Sinkhole with SCUZZ, Long Live The GOAT, OxBraker, & Old Hand.

Scuzz / Long Live The GOAT / Oxbraker / Old Hand

 

SCUZZ – scuzzofficial.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE THE GOAT (Chi, IL) – longlivethegoat.com

Oxbraker – oxbraker.bandcamp.com

Old Hand – https://m.soundcloud.com/patrick-joseph-39

730pm – doors
8pm – show
$7
All Ages

RSVP FOR THE SHOW HERE!

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Barren Heir / Long Live The Goat / Ikaray / Cloud Cruiser

Barren Heir, Long Live The GOAT, Ikaray, & Cloud Cruiser are coming to the Burly early February!

Barren Heir / Long Live The Goat / Ikaray / Cloud Cruiser

 

BARREN HEIR

Chicago’s Barren Heir emerged in 2015 with their debut album Tired Turns. They holster heaviness, ambiance and sludginess to provide a unique post-metal experience.

Their latest release is a split with Cokegoat! Check it out:

LONG LIVE THE GOAT

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away lived a couple of dudes… Long Live The GOAT released their first music video, Drag, along with their debut EP, A Greeting From The Dark King in late October of 2015. These songs were debuted on a few Chicago radio stations including 93WXRT and 101WKQX. In February of 2016, the boys hit the road on the Southbeast Tour. Long Live The GOAT shared the stage with many great bands including All Them Witches, Telekinetic Yeti, & Howling Giant. In September of 2016 they put out their second EP, Melt. Immediately after, Long Live The GOAT left for tour again going through Canada and the top half of North America.

IKARAY

Ikaray is a four-piece post metal band from Chicago, IL. Their music embodies feelings of misery and political dissatisfaction, while delivering atmospheric melodies and crushing tones. Ikaray released their self-titled EP in 2016, and is set to record their full length record in January, 2019.

CLOUD CRUISER

Cloud Cruiser is a concept based Desert Rock band from Chicago, IL. Our first installment is titled “I: Capacity” We follow the story of a young man on a quest for flight. Only for a brief time he is illuminated. Returned unfit, he is only a piece of the puzzle that unfolds. The journey is boundless.

This is Cloud Cruiser’s first show! One of their band members, Tim Ramirez’s bday weekend and he’s 33?!  Dayuuuum! Jam Cloud Cruiser’s single “Glow” below:

RSVP to Barren Heir / Long Live The Goat / Ikaray / Cloud Cruiser @ The Burlington on 2.8.19!

 

Killmister / No Dead Heroes / Guerilla

Killmister is Chicago’s #1 tribute band to the legendary Lemmy. Featuring songs from Motörhead, Headcat and even Hawkwind. All the good stuff! They’ll be at Liar’s Club on Friday January 18th with some local favs – No Dead Heroes & Guerilla!

Lemmy Killmister

Lemmy Kilmister was taken from from this world too soon, but that raging heavy music he and the rest of Motörhead gave us will forever live on!

Check out the tunes from No Dead Heroes & Guerilla below so you can rage along with the rest of us:

No Dead Heroes

 

Guerilla

RSVP TO Killmister / No Dead Heroes / Guerilla @ Liar’s Club!

 

Krampus Shit Show 2

The Krampus Shit Show round 2 is approaching! Last year’s Xmas Shit Show was a blast… I have no doubt this year will be even better.

Krampus Shit Show 2

Come celebrate the holidays by sacrificing your ears and livers for the true daddy of Xmas – Krampus. Loud music provided by Black Bear RodeoCriminal Kids, and Guerilla (band) at Demma’s in Oak Lawn on December 22nd.

21+

$2 Old Style & Bud Light drafts (downstairs)

$2 apple pie & skittle shots

$7 entry to the basement where the Krampus shenanigans will be taking place.

Black Bear Rodeo

These dudes are the party boys supreme. Still putting the best shows together during the holidays. Tis the season for pleasing!

Criminal Kids

Southside Chicago punks with nasty riffs and an attitude problem. If one of the guys look familiar its cus you saw hime in the video above too… Anthony, talented drummer and a sweet sweet mother tucker, plays in Criminal Kids & Black Bear Rodeo. This may be his last show as an unmarried man, so give a congratulations to that beautiful boy and his amazing wife to be.

Guerilla

Guerilla 2018

Look at this suave pack of men… Hang on to your lovers cus Guerilla is comin in HOT! Take a listen to their latest album DUMB. It’s some good shit.

RSVP to Krampus X-mas Show!

Chicago Punk Rock @ The Burlington!

Chicago punk rock at the Burlington Nov. 29th! Four loud and fast locals – The Jeffreys, 40oz. Sidekicks, The Damn Tracks, & Bone Stomper.

Chicago Punk Rock

 

The Jeffreys

Solid sound. So I hear some of these dudes use to play in 40oz?

 

40oz. Sidekicks

Seems like even another lineup change since their last show! What a mess… we love it. Drink up and rock fast.

 

The Damn Tracks

Whiskey fueled ol’ boys playing the good stuff.

 

Bone Stomper

“fuck nazi’s..”

RSVP to The Jeffreys / 40 Oz. Sidekicks / The Damn Tracks / Bone Stomper @ The Burlington

Chicago Punk Rock

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Forming The Void, Howling Giant, & Long Live The GOAT @ Liar’s Chicago

Howling Giant & Forming The Void are on the road, far from home and fixing to rage. Still high from Pyscho Las Vegas, still buzzin from Descendants of Crom… lets keep the party rolling! This big banger is for all fans of heavy riffs and doom.

Long Live the GOAT / Howling Giant / Forming the Void at Liar's

Long Live the GOAT (Chi)
longlivethegoat.com

Howling Giant (Nashville, TN)
howlinggiant.com

Forming the Void (Lafayette, LA)
formingthevoid.com

RSVP FOR Long Live the GOAT / Howling Giant / Forming the Void at Liar’s

 

A show full of road warriors is bound to impress. All these guys are  kings of the road and seasoned in the DIY tour lifestyle. Brushing their teeth in the bathrooms of Wendy’s or some other cheap fast food joint and spending their nights sleeping in the van (or hearse… if you’re in Howling Giant). The good ol’ rock star lifestyle ain’t for everyone, but damn it’s fun as hell.

Forming the Void & Howling Giant were part of the Psycho Las Vegas lineup this year. What a kickass bill that was – High on Fire, Red Fang, CKY, Zakk Sabbath, Pallbearer, Dopethrone, Monolord, Mutoid Man…. and the list goes on and on. The fest keeps getting bigger and better every year! So good that it seems to have outgrown it’s venue at Hard Rock Hotel and will be moving on to a venue on the strip next year.

A few days ago was Descendants Of Crom in Pittsburgh, PA. Another killer lineup / doom metal fest that these bands shared the stage on. This massive metal brainchild is the work of Shy Kennedy, the front woman of Horehound. This year’s fest had one more full day stacked with bands from around the country. Forming The Foid and Howling Giant teamed up to tour the midwest together on their way back home from the Pittsburgh festival. Their Chicago show is at Liar’s Club with their buds, Long Live The GOAT. The GOAT haven’t played with Howling Giant since 2016 in Nashville. This is gonna be a fun one!

Forming The Void

Based out of Lafayette, LA. Forming The Void’s “Rift” was rated #1 on the August Doom Charts. It is one hell of an album! Take a listen for yourself and checkout their music video for “Arrival” below.

Howling Giant

Based out of Nashville, TN. Howling Giant slay in all aspects of the game! Their skills are unmatched and their song writing is whimsical… like the climax of a Dungeons and Dragons game you’ve been playing for years (and you’re up against a horde of beholders and the lich king). Do yourself a favor and listen to all their albums. “Earth Wizard” is one of my personal favorite songs of their’s.

 

Long Live The GOAT

Based out of Chicagoland, IL. Long Live The GOAT grew up there, but prefer the home of their big red van. Get a feel for their heavy swagger in their music video for “Drag” below. They seem to put out a 2-tracker every year. They’re about due for another one, so keep an eye on them!

Watch a ton more sweet videos and lots of damn good music on WE ARE THE TELEVISION

PEARS in Chicago w/ Still Alive, The Eradicator & Salvation

PEARS in Chicago tonight! PEARS is going to blow the roof off of Beat Kitchen on October 2! The boys in PEARS will be joined by Still AliveThe Eradicator, and Salvation.

PEARS in Chicago
PEARS in Chicago

PEARS in Chicago

Tickets are on sale now!

The Eradicator

Salvation

If you are in Chicago, and haven’t seem Salvation then what the fuck have you been doing. You are missing out though. Salvation creates the perfect mold of genre where rock and roll meets heavy punk meets yeah baby meets I don’t know, see it for yourself.

20 Watt Tombstone, Long Live The GOAT, High Gallows & Magnetic Minds @ Puddler’s Hall

20 Watt Tombstone, Long Live The GOAT, High Gallows, & Magnetic Minds… blues, metal, stoner rock. This is going to be a great night.

20 Watt Tombstone, Long Live The GOAT,

This is a FREE SHOW with riff heavy midwest bands at Puddler’s Hall in Milwaukee September 28th! Too awesome to miss out on. Check out these bands:

20 Watt Tombstone

20 Watt Tombstone
Photo credit: 📷 Quinn Curren.

IF THE White Stripes, The Black Keys, and Left Lane Cruiser had an illegitimate love child with Lemmy while Hunter S. Thompson documented the whole torrid thing…you might get 20 Watt Tombstone.

Since the bands formation in 2012, the Wisconsin Duo has been receiving an unreal amount of attention. Their brand of brash un-tethered alt. blues rock mixed with country, metal and punk blends into a sometimes comedic monster that cannot be easily pinned down, and at times seems so over the top it cant be serious.

20 Watt Tombstone will be playing in our neck of the woods Oct. 12th at Soundgrowler Brewing followed by a shit ton of shows on their 4 Way on the Highway Tour. Give them a like to stay updated on all 20 Watt news and watch their music video for “Your Man’s a Jerk”!

Long Live The GOAT

Long Live The GOAT

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away lived a couple of dudes… 

“The guys keep things on the sedate side with a confident swagger exuding from within this fantastic reintroduction to their fiercely well-structured songwriting but they do manage to cut loose with a jaw-dropping, heavy effect-laden guitar solos” – Dragon, Metal Nexus

Chicagoland is home to Long Live The GOAT, but they do love the road. They play home as little as possible, and this is obviously no exception. Show ’em the party while they’re out in Milwaukee and feel free to donate gas money, food, or drugs! Check out their music video for “Drag“.

 

High Gallows

High Gallows

Desert stoner rock straight out of Milwaukee Wisconsin!

Magnetic Minds

Magnetic Minds
Photo by: Sergio Robledo

Another rad band from Milwaukee making music that means to mend minds magnetically…

 

Don’t miss this banger of a show. FREE SHOW means you got more $$$ to spend on booze & merch. RSVP to 20 Watt Tombstone, Long Live The GOAT, High Gallows, & Magnetic Minds @ Puddler’s Hall! Rage on internetiverse… May you rock as hard at the live show as you do on pornhub.com

20 Watt Tombstone, Long Live The GOAT,