9 p.m. / $ 15 / 21+
Telefon Tel Aviv
TELEFON TEL AVIV began as electronic duo (Joshua Eustis & Charles Cooper) converging hip-hop, electronic and soul music during the emerging American electronic underground scene late 1990s. In September 2001, the high school friends, hailing from New Orleans, released their debut album Fahrenheit Fair Enough, on Hefty Records. Living in New Orleans in the late 1990s, Eustis and Cooper were in the thrall of two musical orbits: black America- New Orleans' bounce, Detroits' techno, & Chicago's house, as well as British electronica - Auechre, Aphex Twin, & Jega. The album features delicate Rhodes and guitar instrumentation wrapped in a southern bounce shell, smothered in r&b and cut up by digital rhythm programming.
Following the loss of bandmate Cooper in 2009, Eustis spent time on hiatus from the TELEFON TEL AVIV project. But now, after 7 years, Eustis is back working on new material. The music sounds all the more relevant, because the roadmap Eustis and Cooper desired was then ahead of their time. That same electronic sound exists today, almost two decades later. Their debut album Fahrenheit Fair Enough has been recently reissued by Ghostly in all digital formats and vinyl in light of the 15 year anniversary of its release.
SURACHAI's repertoire pivots from full ensemble black metal outfits to solo synthesizer explorations that have an avant garde fearlessness. A professional sound designer, mixer, and location audio engineer, the Chicago-based musician and producer brings a technical expertise to a curious artistic output that makes every upcoming release unpredictable.
Local outfit NEW CANYONS returns to deliver their extremely likeable take on melodramatic, icy synth pop. The duo has been dominating the Windy City since they're debut album, Everyone is Dark (too true). A little electronic mixed with a little shoegaze, they've blown us away more than once and we're thrilled to have them back.
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