May 25

Bloodyminded, Aseethe, Ikaray, Stander

9:30 pm


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Bloodyminded, Aseethe, Ikaray, Stander

DOORS: 9:00PM | SHOW: 9:30PM

BLOODYMINDED is a heavy electronic band that was formed in New York, in 1995, after the dissolution of the early American industrial noise group Intrinsic Action, founded by Mark Solotroff in 1984. The group’s live shows are extremely energetic, characterized by layers of screeching analog synthesizer, aggressive vocals, and a copious amount of feedback. While BLOODYMINDED operate within the noise scene, their sound is broadly informed by their industrial forbearers, NYC pre-punk and noise rock, and British hardcore and grindcore.

Aseethes Throes is a work of corrosive beauty and colossal weight. The trio of guitarist/​vocalist Brian Barr, drummer Eric Diercks, and bassist/​vocalist Noah Koester craft tectonic slabs of doom through minimalist approaches to composition. Minutely selected textures built on simplistic, repetitive motifs become mountainous. With each cycle of repetition, their towering riffs, bludgeoning drums, and inhuman howls become increasingly hypnotic and reveal subtle intricacies. The recursive nature of their songs coupled with their glacial pacing make masterful use of restraint to create moments of genuine surprise. On Throes, these elements coalesce into songs as detailed as they are visceral and scathing.

Ikaray is a four piece post-metal, sludge band from Chicago. Blending feelings of grief and visceral indignation they vary from punishing to melodic tones. Their unrelentling ambience is the background to their narrative of dread and opposition to the political establishment.

Following the 2016 release of their self-titled EP, which painted landscapes of sadness with peaks of harsh, raw energy, Ikaray has finished recording their new record.
In their upcoming 2019 release Ikaray has sought to embody both humanism and outage in expressing their disgust in capitalism, oppression and the ugliness that manifests itself in humanity.
Ikaray is Wesley Cowen (drums), James Flanigan (bass), Sam Peiffer (guitar) and Daniel Saller (guitar, vocals)

Stander is a band defined by their bold approach to making music as mercurial as it is cathartic. The trio of guitarist Mike Boyd, bassist Derek Shlepr, and drummer Stephen Waller draw from disparate influences to marshal bombast with off-kilter grooves, otherworldly effects and flashes of elegant melody. Rooted in
both heavy music and Chicago’s flourishing experimental and improvisational community, Stander infuse nuance into emotionally potent pieces as gripping as they are affecting. With their debut release The Slow Bark,
Stander transpose introspection, resentment and crippling self-doubt into music that is
singular, stirring and dauntless.

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