Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tonight (11/07/07)

Wednesday November 7, 2007

1550 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60647

8:00 PM
$5.00 Suggested Donation
All Ages



Jason Soliday and Mark Solotroff

From the Reader:

If the MO of your average noise musician—dicking around without even trying to produce a recognizable rhythm or melody—is pretty lazy, then switching on your gear and then just standing back has to be the most indolent damn thing you could possibly do in front of an audience. That’s how Demons—aka Nate Young from Wolf Eyes and his old friend Steve Kenney—started out, with two fardled Pro-One synths they’d turn on and basically let play themselves. These days they use tape-echo units and bent circuits to shape the output, but they still treat the machines as organisms with minds of their own. In a slow-motion cycle that feels almost ritualized, each haunted Pro-One summons one random waveform after another—motor-meltdown fluttering, dump-truck diarrhea squishing, pop-eyed gaga babbling—accompanied by what sounds like a whirring gale of shredded metal almost out of earshot. Young and Kenney have also added experimental video artist Alivia Zivich as a third member, and her visuals—mutating prismatic blobs that transcend the blankly psychedelic to become dark cosmic portents—turn Demons’ live show into biorhythmic sorcery. Vertonen and a duo of Jason Soliday and Mark Solotroff open. 8 PM, Enemy, 1550 N. Milwaukee, third floor, 312-493-3657, $5 donation requested. All Ages - Liz Armstrong