Friday, June 18, 2010

Gapers Block in Full

Here is the full Gapers Block/Transmission write-up, with sincere thanks to Mr. Sienko for the very kind words!

What was the best day of your life? (new answer: this Sunday)

So, lucky you -- you're going to see Eyehategod (and "friends") at the Empty Bottle TWO nights in a row. Two nights! But, the part of you that always wants more, more, more is a little sad that there's 24 hours in between these shows. What will you do with all your vitriol, hate and rage in that figety 18 hours between departure and re-arrival? What, you gonna hit a passerby or something? Scream in the library? Kick a dog? Not anymore....

Prior to Sunday night's Eyehategod/Nachtmystium concert at the Empty Bottle, Reckless Records (1532 N. Milwaukee) will be hosting an in-store performance by Ten Suicides, an ad-hoc experimental unit featuring members of Eyehategod, Outlaw Order, The Guilt of..., Bloodyminded, Anatomy of Habit, and The Fortieth Day. The project will perform a long-form noise/electronic piece based on the Bloodyminded song "Ten Suicides," an ode to friends and loved ones who have left earth too soon, and by their own hand. Vocals will be by Eyehategod's Mike Williams (aka Mike IX), and if you haven't heard the original, "Ten Suicides" is a showstopper, a piece often performed a capella at the end of shows. The performance at 2009's Matchitehew Assembly was not so far off from a Cassavetes movie in terms of its raw emotion and painful catharsis. The show is free (unless you choose to stay and buy records, of course; then it's gonna cost you) at starts promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Chris Sienko