Unsane – Tickets – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL – July 23rd, 2017

Unsane

Kickstand Productions Presents!

Unsane

Fashion Week, War Brides, Something Is Waiting

Sun, July 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Unsane
Unsane
New York City's Unsane assisted in pioneering a more aggressive, less studied version of noise rock, one that blended the scum/art industrial sturm und drang of Foetus, the Swans, Einsturzende Neubauten, and Sonic Youth with a decidedly more straightforward hardcore idiom. While developing the blueprint for noise bands to follow, Unsane cut a remarkable swath through underground music, inspiring a devoted, cult-like following around the globe. As a power trio, Unsane relied upon a hammering, power-press rhythm section, a searing Telecaster howl, and distorted vocals that resembled a chainsaw cutting a steel beam.

Chris Spencer (vocals, guitar), Dave Curran (bass, vocals) and Vincent Signorelli (drums) are responsible for well over 2 decades of aural ruination, with no intention of letting up anytime soon. With a new full-length album in the bag, the band will be touring the globe starting summer 2017.

The early days of Unsane began in the late '80s. The original incarnation of the band-- Chris Spencer, Pete Shore (bass), and Charles Ondras (drums) -- crawled larvally out of the practice space in 1989 and began playing New York's seediest haunts. It was these graveyard slots at clubs like CBGB's where the band developed and honed their trademark sound and delivered the goods with due intensity and volume. Unsane piqued the interest of numerous small indie labels and began issuing a series of singles and EPs before recording their self-titled debut with Matador Records. Using the photo of a decapitated man lying across train tracks, Unsane's album cover set the tone for the admixture of seething aggression, naked fear, and barely controlled noise chaos contained within. But the band's devastating maelstrom contained more than enough tunefulness and rock propulsion to quite easily surpass its more affected Lower East Side peers.

During 1992, Unsane's daunting schedule was cut devastatingly short by the untimely drug overdose of drummer Charles Ondras. Former Swans and Foetus drummer Vinny Signorelli climbed aboard the swiftly moving train in the fall of 1992 and the band began composing its next album. In the interim, Matador compiled and issued a collection of Unsane's early singles and compilation tracks, appropriately titled Singles: 89-92. It is perhaps Unsane's defining moment. The following year found the band recording its first for Atlantic Records, Total Destruction, a menacing, dark collection of songs driven by Signorelli's hypnotic drumming and Spencer's man-pushed-to-the-edge vocals. More touring followed and Matador released the Peel Sessions disc almost concurrently with Total Destruction.

After being discharged from Atlantic in 1994, Unsane found both a new bass player in Dave Curran and a home for their next album, Scattered, Smothered, and Covered, on the independent noise rock label, Amphetamine Reptile Records. While maintaining the band's signature sound and volume, 1995's Scattered... showed the band opening their rhythmic approach, with most songs inhabiting a more rock-oriented 4/4 pattern, granting the album a more spacious and controlled feel. Scattered... also contained the unlikely MTV hit video for "Scrape," featuring a series of skateboard accidents intercut with footage of the band performing live. Created for 270 dollars, it was ironically named one of MTV's Ten Funniest Videos.

The band toured relentlessly and managed to secure an opening slot with metal behemoths Slayer on one of their North American headlining tours. Shortly after, the trio made another label switch to Relapse Records and began constructing the ironically titled Occupational Hazard. While on a press tour in Europe only a month prior to the disc's release, Spencer was brutally attacked by street thugs and left for dead on the streets of Vienna, Austria. After emergency surgery, he returned to the touring arena. They then released the compilation "Lambhouse", continued to tour and wrote the ballistic urban commentary "Blood Run". After more touring, and some introspection, they proceeded to issue "Visqueen" on Mike Patton's Ipecac label. March 20th 2012 sees the band's 7th full length 'Wreck' out on Alternative Tentacles Records.

The new album will be out Summer 2017, with touring to follow.
Fashion Week
Fashion Week
The FASHION WEEK sect unites a lovingly scummy cast of NYC amp-heads who have collectively deafened many humans through work with Jarboe, Man's Gin, Nakatomi Plaza, Go Deep, Family, Vampillia and many more this millennium, who within this unit, dispatch a brew of belligerence that remains somewhat unclassifiable, although elements of an awesome host of influences course through the somehow cohesive creations.
War Brides
War Brides
American noise-rock band from Chicago, Illinois.
Something Is Waiting
Something Is Waiting
We have separately been kicked out of every band we've ever been in.

We are no longer allowed to talk about music in public or comment on the songwriting and/or riff writing and/or live performance of your band. We cannot play a show with "your band."

We are not a band. We can not have our pictures taken together. We are not allowed to rent our own, or share a practice space with another group. We each show up separately to "shows." We do not have band van. We do not have a band fund. When we play "shows" we, "send any money the touring band's way." We are allowed to "support local shows" by attending and/or booking them, as long as we do not comment on the songwriting and/or riff writing and/or live performance of your band.

We are allowed to DJ a local psuedo-Metal club and/or hole in the wall-bar that will let us DJ on an off night if we "draw out a few friends" as long as we do not answer "What band" this is when you come up to us and ask us when said band's song is blaring and can barely be heard over, before you respond, "I thought this sounded familiar."

We once played with Electric Wizard (because somebody made us).

We are not allowed to be "thrown on the list," even if you were to say to us, "Hey man, what are you doing this Wednesday? Come out to the show. I'll throw you on the list."

The previous owner of our Bassist's Emperor Bass cab was THE WAR ON DRUGS.
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.beatkitchen.com/

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