Saturday, February 16, 2008


What better way is there for me to celebrate my birthday, which is actually on Monday the 18th, than on the stage at my favorite place to play in Chicago? Not that I am into numerology, but this is one of those odd multiples-of-eleven birthdays, so who knows what is in store for the night... Oh, and just in case you were thinking about it, the A Place To Bury Strangers show at Schubas has been sold out for a few weeks, already. I hope that you can join me...

Sunday February 17, 2008
Time: 9:00 PM
Cost: $8.00

Animal Law
Unlucky Atlas
Druids of Huge
Plastic Boner Band

The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

For those of you who still have not seen or heard Animal Law, here is a little blurb about us:

"Animal Law is what happens when five guys who primarily operate within the experimental, noise, and avant-garde rock scenes (Blake Edwards of Vertonen, ssseepage, Burrow, Series Founders, Crippled Insectual; Geoff Guy of Sexual Freedom, Gary Glitter Hard Drive, ex-Gays in the Military; Dylan Posa of Three Cheers for One Dead Man, ex-Cheer Accident, ex-The Flying Luttenbachers, ex-Bobby Conn; Jason Soliday of I Love Presets, Behold! The Living Corpse, Coeurl, Gunshop, Mora; and Mark Solotroff of BLOODYMINDED, The Fortieth Day, ex-Intrinsic Action), combine forces to play some form of laboriously slow, heavy metal dirge. While the band may cringe at the use of comparisons, references have already been made to (early) Swans, Khanate, Bauhaus, Harvey Milk, Joy Division, The Goslings, My Bloody Valentine, Flipper, Saccharine Trust, Einsturzende Neubauten, etc. On top of that, most of their compositions are purportedly love songs"