Friday, April 29, 2011

Ex-Mayor + KR B-Day

Tonight at Beauty Bar in Chicago, my bandmate Kenny from Anatomy of Habit is spinning from 7:00-10:00 PM. Say "Happy Birthday!" to him if you stop by.

Mayor Daley played an excellent set last night at Memories (yep, that bar at Cicero and Montrose). Heavy, dark, precise... Also on the bill was engineer/producer extraordinaire Martin Bisi (Swans, Sonic Youth, Live Skull, Rat At Rat R, Cop Shoot Cop, Silverfish, Iggy Pop, etc.). He and his band played a weird set of lysergic rock/punk/prog/freakout. In attendance, the elusive Hector M. (always a pleasure!)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Advance Notice: Cages + Anatomy of Habit - 7/16

Just confirmed!

Anatomy of Habit will be joining Cold Spring recording artists Cages for a special show at The Empty Bottle in Chicago on Saturday July 16.  This will be a budget-price early show that will begin at 7:00 PM sharp.  Two bands.  $5.00 admission.  Free for Pitchfork Music Festival attendees who show their wristband.  More details to follow...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Status - 4/26

We had a great The Fortieth Day session last night.  There was even more restraint than I have been mentioning recently.  Isidro played cargo ship on a foggy night bass, the drum machine was doing some harsher things than usual, and I was leaning on the delays, but not so much on the distortion pedals.  It was a really narcotic-sounding exercise.  Perfect for a weird, rainy night.  And perfect after the thick gumbo at Feed... Transferring the results from the Zoom now, while downloading some extra-curricular EHX-2880 guitar loops that Isidro continued to work on, following last Monday night's session.  Isidro has also been back in the space recording additional vocals for Los Heraldos Negros in Mexico City.

Off to Anatomy of Habit practice in a bit... We are working hard on the two new songs, "Radiate and Recede" and "The Decade Plan."  The goal is to get "R+R" ready for the June 4th show...