As the release of the Rabid Rabbit record gets closer, ace photographer Mariah Karson spent some time with the band...
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
From the Chicago Reader
When: Sun., Oct. 30, 9 p.m.
Czarny Sen (Bloodlust!), the second full-length from local quartet Rabid Rabbit, has been long awaited around these parts—Readermusic editor Philip Montoro wrote back in August about how great the album is. The double-bass-guitar attack has always given their doomy weight a grave-deep foundation, and their newest member, guitarist Dan Sullivan (Arriver), brings a spectacular, nimble style that distills the whole history of heavy music into a crisp palette—if the right color doesn't exist, he'll simply MacGyver the hell out of it. Just listen to the ecstatic eruption of crystalline tones under Andrea Jablonski's deadpan, eerie Polish chanting at the climax of "Eclipse." The album includes a new 12-minute version of "Suicide," a longtime live showstopper of theirs, that features "auxiliary member" Dave Rempis splattering sax deliriously all over the place. (Other hot-shit guests I wouldn't be surprised to see at this show include Yakuza's Bruce Lamont, Bloodyminded's Mark Solotroff, and percussionist Michael Zerang.) It's a real thrill to watch a local band get as good as this; I'll match them up against any other avant-doom merchants in the world. —Monica Kendrick Indian headlines; Rabid Rabbit, Bloodyminded, and DJ Steve Hess open.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Things did not quite go according to plan last time, so Anatomy of Habit will once again be playing to celebrate the release of their long-awaited debut LP...and they have the records in-hand this time! Joining them will be heavy-hitting Iowa doom group Aseethe, Chicago's own crusted-out doom outfit Oyarsa, and solo drone/space-rock artist Young Bear from Seattle.