There is a write-up about next week's show in the new Reader, accompanied by a photo of us that was taken by Ben Syverson. Thanks to Ben, for letting us use the image, and thanks to J. Niimi, for the continued interest.
BLOODYMINDED, LOCRIAN Mark Solotroff, former Intrinsic Action power-electronics sleaze and current front man of BLOODYMINDED, has been making vulgar noise in Chicago for more than two decades now. Bloodyminded's latest release, Phases: Two (a limited CD-R on Solotroff's Bloodlust! label), is an abstract phalanx of targeted nastiness. The band applied what Solotroff calls "source control processing methodology" to live material from a recent tour, and the result sounds like a pack of snarling garbage disposals straining against their leashes. Local duo LOCRIAN specialize in electric ambient improvisation, playing the architecture as much as they do their guitars, old synths, and microphones--the sounds unfold differently in different spaces. They abuse their amplifiers with unusual sensitivity, caressing feedback into lovely musical shapes--one track on the recent self-released Chladni is called "Amps Into Instruments." Bloodyminded headlines; Locrian, Oakeater, Wilt, Sexual Freedom, and Death Factory open. 9 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, $7. --J. Niimi