Guerilla Toss / Lovely Little Girls / Daniel Wyche, Presented by WLUW

  • The Empty Bottle 1035 N Western Ave Chicago

9 PM / $10 / 21+

Guerilla Toss
Lovely Little Girls
Daniel Wyche
Presented by WLUW

Combining elements of jazz, noise, no wave, psychedelia, punk, and funk in alternately calming and chaotic ways, GUERILLA TOSS features the core duo of vocalist Kassie Carlson and drummer Pete Negroponte. Aided by guitarist Arian Shaifee and a cast of bassists, keyboardists, and percussionists, Carlson and Negroponte formed GUERILLA TOSS in Boston in 2011 and began performing and recording prolifically, issuing releases on labels including Feeding Tube, Spooky Town, and Sludgesicle. The band's self-titled debut album arrived in 2013 on Tzadik, with Gay Disco appearing later that year on NNA Tapes. After releasing a trio of EPsand embarking on a European tour in 2014, GUERILLA TOSS resurfaced in Brooklyn in 2015 and announced that they had signed to DFA Records. The three-song Flood Dosed EP was their debut for the label, with the full-length Eraser Stargazer which arrived in March 2016. Direct support this evening comes from LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS, a seven-piece theatrical art/prog band that delves into the grotesque. From subject matter that explores absurd sex, ridiculous gluttony, abject failure, and unceremonious death, LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS morphs rock forms into abstract black humor narratives. Their complex arrangements and odd use harmony will strike a chord with fans of Magma, The Contortions, and The Residents. Monica Kendrick of the Reader writes, "[Lovely Little Girls] create elaborate, challenging, ever-changing musical structures with grotesque themes of slimy, suppurating, oozing, tumescent bodily horror...They create a full, lush sound full of slipperiness and unpredictable, rug-yanking twists and turns. A new LLG album is a long-term pleasure, because you never quite step in the same river twice." Kicking the evening off is DANIEL WYCHE, a local guitarist and improviser who performs in Chicago and on the East Coast. WYCHE broke in his music career with NJ-based analog improvisation outfit TERRATAZEN and the infamous power-violence collective THE LAUNDRY. Today, WYCHE performs solo and in collaboration with various artists.