MPLSTV lull you into a false sense of security. At first mumbling and almost shy they wait for that moment. The moment when, snapping and flaring, they beat you into submission with their sharp precise blows. This is an aural assault in which nothing is wasted or left to chance and notes glint like stainless steel. Shocked in its chill, we shake our heads, this was something we didn’t expect, “no warning signs,” we say … and yet. After the first shock has passed, we can stop to reflect, to breath, we know we always sensed it was coming. The signs were always there, an inevitability in the tightly wound instrumental spring now coiled around your heart…. — Eugenius
Tyranny Is Tyranny (m) 8:15-8:45
Gay Name (s) 8:50-9:20
god eaters (m) 9:25-9:55
work (s) 10:00-10:30
Alan Sparhawk(m) 10:35-11:10
Body Futures (m) 11:15-11:45
Rally (m) 2:30-3:00
Devils Teeth (s) 3:10-3:40
Mayor For Life (m) 3:50-4:20
Heavy Hand (s) 4:30-5:00
Petrillo (m) 5:10-5:40
snwv (pool) 6:00-6:30
The Cell Phones (pool) 6:30-7:00
Dave Rempis (m) 9:00-9:30
Hungry Man (m) 9:30-10:00
The Rutabega (s) 10:10-10:45
OUT (m) 10:50-11:20
Fish Room! 12:30-?????
Fuzzbox Chicago DJs
Something Tough (m) 2:30-3:00
Heather Loves Silkworm (s) 3:10-3:40
War Brides (m) 3:50-4:20
bon air (s) 4:30-5:00
Conan Neutron + Secret Friends(m) 5:10-5:40
haunted heads (s) 5:50-6:20
Maple Stave (m) 6:30-7:00
Gothamist: “It just seems from my perspective that there aren’t many bands that are making dark or ugly music anymore.”
Steve Albini: “Well, it sort of depends on the idiom really. There’s a lot of sort of grungy metal and punk stuff where every single band is trying to make aggressive music.”
Gothamist: “Yeah, I guess I’m referring more to the…”
Steve Albini: “Bands that play at the clubs you go to.”
Steve Albini is at his quotable best in this interview over at The Gothamist blog, in which he shares his always smirk-inducing opinions on New York City, the asinine Odd Future dustup (“It was a message board thread about Odd Future and I happened to have an anecdote about them so I share my anecdote and what passes for Journalism these days is repeating things that other people link to you on Twitter so that’s what it boils down to”), and his interactions with mainstream popular music:
I’m an exceptionally lucky man in that I’ve never heard a note of Lady Gaga’s music and you could sit her on my lap and I wouldn’t recognize her. I know that she’s a cultural force at the moment but I’m quite satisfied in having dodged that one. It’s like a truck drove by spraying shit from a nozzle over the entire neighborhood and I happened to be under an awning. You know?
After their 37th “Last Show Ever”, Wilmington, North Carolina’s Blacks just could not resist the possibility to play just one more show with the incredible Trophy Wives of Louisville, Kentucky, who were scheduled to blow through town on their summer tour through the South and up the East Coast.
After the withdrawal of bassist Keith, who moved on to sunnier pastures, our hero Steve V needed a band. Well, he really just needed a bass player, but he got himself a band. Making the long haul down to back the man was Evan and Chris of Maple Stave!
This joining of musical souls has been named Black Stave. Check out the videos below of the evening’s new musical partnership.