Entries tagged with: Hunters
Bleached @ 4Knots Festival, July 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
LA's Bleached are set to release their debut album, Ride Your Heart, on April 2 via Dead Oceans. Take a listen to the LP's super catchy lead single "Next Stop" at the bottom of this post. Ride Your Heart's cover art and tracklisting are also below.
Jennifer and Jessie Clavin, and company will be heading out on a spring North American tour in support of their forthcoming album. That tour features support from Hunters on most dates, including their Chicago show at Subterranean on April 27. Ex Cops are also on the bill, and tickets go on sale this Saturday (2/02) at 10AM CST.
All tour dates, album info. for Ride Your Heart, and a stream of "Next Stop" are below...
White Lung @ Tommy's Tavern in Brooklyn, June 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Vancouver's White Lung have announced that they'll be heading out on a spring North American tour in March. The foursome will play shows with many acts throughout that tour, including Nu Sensae, Merchandise, Iceage, Hunters, and more, the latter of which they'll share a bill with at the Empty Bottle on April 25. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Wednesday (1/6) at noon CST. All dates are listed below.
White Lung's excellent second album, Sorry, hit stores in May of 2012 via Deranged Records. Check out music videos for the Sorry tracks "Deadbeat," "Glue," and "Take The Mirror" at the bottom of this post.
All White Lung tour dates and some videos are below...
A Place to Bury Strangers @ Terminal 5, NYC (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Brooklyn noiseniks A Place to Bury Strangers just announced a tour to coincide with the release of their new album, 'Worship,' which is out June 24. The band will play Empty Bottle on July 17 with fellow Brooklynites Hunters. No on sale date yet. For all APTBS tour dates and album details, click on over to BV.
Andrew of Lord Mantis
on stage with Nachtmystium at Lovejoys (more by Greg Cristman)
As discussed previously on BrooklynVegan, Lord Mantis contains two members of Nachtmystium & Avichi. The duo recently released another new LP with Pervertor, which is out now via Candlelight and will be celebrated on April 6th at Cobra Lounge. Tickets are on sale for the show which will also feature Indian (who share a member with LM and another member with Nachtmystium), Regrets and Hunters.
Check out some live video of Lord Mantis in action, as well as some song streams below...
photos by James Richards IV, words by Zach Pollack
Last night (1/20), while a snowstorm ripped through Chicago, fans packed into the Riv to catch the opening night of The Kills' 10th anniversary tour with opening sets by JEFF the Brotherhood and Hunters.
Brooklyn's Hunters (not to be confused with Chicago's Hunters) kicked off the night with a blistering, emotionally-charged set. As teased by their recorded music, these guys and girl were LOUD, managing to engage the early crowd and not just be something to sit through. Their noisy punk was a great precursor to JEFF the Brotherhood.
Taking the stage a bit late due to their drive in the snow from Nashville to Chicago, brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall (aka JEFF the Brotherhood) played a short set of psychedelic garage rock. Using two of Chicago's thunderous Emperor cabs, Jake shredded on a modified guitar, adding tons of distortion and wah effects. He and Jamin lock up nicely, kicking out fun songs to headbang to. Though they were only able to squeeze in about five of them, members of the audience got wild enough to crowd-surf and mosh. JEFF closed out their set with fan-favorite "I'm A Freak."
Complete with leopard-print backdrop, The Kills took to the stage at roughly 10PM and jumped straight into the title track of their sophomore LP No Wow. Vocalist Allison Mosshart (or "VV"), who now has pink-ish colored hair, paced the stage like a runway when not singing. The duo, also consisting of guitarist Jamie Hince (or "Hotel"), then jumped to their most recently released album Blood Pressures to play "Future Starts Slow" and "Heart Is A Beating Drum." Mosshart grabbed a guitar about halfway through the later, providing a rhythm lead for Hince to solo over.
To me, what stands out the most about The Kills is Jamie's guitar style. You rarely see him use a pick and instead, he pinches at the strings which in return creates a tone like no other. "U.R.A. Fever" came next with much applause from the crowd. Two female backup singers as well as two percussionists (additional to the drum machine) joined the stage and stuck around for most of the show. This brought extra texture without taking away from Allison and Jamie's performance. During "Satellite," one of my favorites off of Blood Pressures, Mosshart wailed into the mic like a female >Robert Plant, commanding the attention of every audience member as she swayed across the stage. Late in the show, the duo pulled out an unexpected, stripped-down cover of Willie Nelson's "Crazy" (made famous by Patsy Cline) while seated at the edge of the stage.
After performing for a little over an hour the duo then exited the stage, quickly returning for the four song encore of "The Last Goodbye," "Sour Cherry," "Fuck The People," and "Monkey 23."
Check out some more pictures from the show, below..
The Kills @ MusicFestNW (more by Autumn Andel)
today in Chicago
* Brian Woodall @ ACE
* Mark Farina @ The Mid
* Kathy Griffin @ Chicago Theatre
* STS9, RJD2 @ Congress Theater
* Martin Sexton, Bhi Bhiman @ Park West
* Jonathan Toubin benefit @ Empty Bottle
* Chicago Psych Fest 3 @ Hideout (Day 1)
* Tea Leaf Green, Ha Ha Tonka @ Lincoln Hall
* Greek Fire, Amrita, Model Stranger @ Reggie's
* Motor City Drum Ensemble, Savile @ Smart Bar
* The Telepaths, Fight Nice, Go Mary @ Stage Bar
* The Kills, JEFF the Brotherhood, Hunters @ the Riv
* Del Barber, Jimmy Webb @ Old Town School of Folk Music
* Air Raid, Austaras, Internal Empires, Of Wolves @ Ultra Lounge
* The Dig, Volcanoes Make Islands, Communist Daughter @ Schubas
* Sawbuck, Via Verso, The Bomb Sawyers, Woodrow Hart @ Panchos
* Harpoon, Sweet Cobra, Head of Skulls, Jar'd Loose @ Cobra Lounge
* The Luck of Eden Hall, I Lost Control, The Bright White @ Abbey Pub
* Earthen Grave, Rachel Barton Pine, No One, Slauter Xstroyes, Rival @ Metro
* Red Jr., Platform 29, THE ASSEMBLY, Up Off Down, DJ Dihty Dihty @ Double Door
* Love of Everything, Tyler Jon Tyler, Slut River, Mines, The Christmas Bride @ Treasure Town
* Champions, Carbon Tigers, Dean Welch & The Rhythm Method, PK Fire @ Beat Kitchen
* Matty G, 6Blocc vs. R.A.W., DJ Belly, Ruckus, Subnoxious, Ciro & Brandon @ Subterranean
The Empty Bottle are hosting a Jonathan Toubin benefit show tonight (1/20).
Chicago Psych Fest 3 kicks off at The Hideout.
The other Hunters play the Empty Bottle on Sunday (1/22).
The Kills, who kick off their tour tonight at the Riv, have a new video for "The Last Goodbye." Check it out below.
Hunters in Brooklyn in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Tickets are still on sale for tomorrow's (1/20) Kills show at the Riv. If you're going, it goes without saying that you should get there early enough to witness the awesomeness that is Jeff the Brotherhood, but we're also going to make an effort to catch first-opener Hunters from Brooklyn. More pictures from one of their hometown shows can be seen HERE. Listen to "Hands on Fire", their recently released 5-song, James Iha-produced/Nick Zinner-mixed EP, at bandcamp. Tune in to their live Daytrotter session at 5pm today (1/19).
Though we admittedly got confused ourselves, Hunters from Brooklyn are not to be confused with the Chicago metal band who are also named Hunters, and who just so happen to be playing Empty Bottle on Sunday (part of a four day tour with Antietam 1862 that starts today). Tickets are still on sale for the Empty Bottle show on Ticketweb (where you'll also find links to the wrong Hunters, and a picture of the NY Hunters' EP).
More NY Hunters tour dates (aka Kills tour dates) HERE.
Charles Bradley @ Fort Greene Park in July (more by BBG)
Scott Kelly and Bruce Lamont will play the Empty Bottle on January 4th.
Tickets are on sale now.
Fujiya & Miyagi will play Lincoln Hall on January 25th.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (11/18), at noon CST.
Kathleen Edwards and Hannah Georgas will play Lincoln Hall on January 26th.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday (11/19), at 10AM CST.
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires will play Metro on February 18th.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, at noon CST.
Young The Giant and Walk The Moon will play Metro on February 23rd.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, at noon CST.
G. Love and Special Sauce will play Metro on March 17th.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, at noon CST.
The Naked and Famous will play the Vic on April 15th.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, at 10AM CST.
The Kills @ Lollapalooza 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
The Kills are about to hit the 10-year mark as a duo, and have announced an early 2012 tour in celebration. Support will come from both JEFF the Brotherhood and Hunters. The 15-date run will kick off on January 20th, with a performance at Chicago's Rivera Theatre. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (11/5), at 10AM CST. Stay tuned for pre-sale information. Tickets for all North American dates are on band pre-sale now.
As BrooklynVegan points out, the twosome will spend a large chunk of this month on tour in Europe with Weekend.
All dates can be found below, along with a new video for their track "Baby Says."
unknown cat @ MHoW for Mogwai in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
today in Chicago
* Radiation City, Esta Vivo, Whisker Music @ Hideout
* George Thorogood & The Destroyers @ House of Blues
* The Cathy Santonies, The Wanton Looks @ Empty Bottle
* Verma, Young Moons @ Permanent Records (Free; In-store)
* Dwarves, Nashville Pussy, Mickey @ Bottom Lounge (Early Show)
* Warm Ones, Volcanoes Make Islands, Chew Heart @ Subterranean
* Coffinworm, Lord Mantis, Hunters, Northless @ Bottom Lounge (Late Show)
words by Parker Langvardt
Corrosion of Conformity (photo by MXV)
Chicago metal bands Austaras and Hunters were an odd choice of openers for Coliseum and Corrosion of Conformity, playing much heavier sets than both touring acts. Austaras is somewhat progressive, with vaguely melodic growling. They sang one or two clean vocal melodies, but I think their songs would benefit from melodic backing vocals. Hunters tend toward thrash and doom, with mostly monotone growls and screams. Both bands become repetitive, but Austaras are often saved by their drummer's tasteful accents and fills.
Coliseum opened with "Crime and the City," which contrasts between atmospheric and heavy punk sections. A modest crowd gathered during the openers, but the area in front of the stage was strangely empty as Coliseum began their second song. Guitarist Ryan Patterson sarcastically commented, "I appreciate all you guys holding up the bar...it might fall over otherwise." He also mentioned they weren't the kind of band who was going to hype up the crowd, and demonstrated it throughout the show by gesturing only to emphasize the music and not draw a crowd response. Patterson doesn't exactly come across as friendly, but at both times I've seen them this summer he gave extended speeches about the work they've put into their music and how it is their "driving force" and "lifeblood." After the speech the crowd seemed more receptive of the band overall. Bassist Mike Pascal clearly loves what he does, jumping around and making excited faces. Many of the songs were from their 2010 album House with a Curse. Coliseum will be playing with Boris and Tera Melos at Metro on October 19.
The older punks in the crowd got rowdy as soon as southern crossover legends Corrosion of Conformity started, with a minor fight breaking out amidst the mosh pit. The pit never fully reformed once it dissipated, but a few metal heads maintained an open circle by continuously walking around, dramatically shaking their fists in the air. A couple of guys were slinking around, bent over with their arms swinging low like cavemen whose limbs were too heavy to skank.
CoC vocalist Pepper Keenan was not present, leaving bassist Mike Dean to handle most of the vocals, with drummer Reed Mullen covering the rest in between cheeky grins that seemed to automatically appear during intense drum fills. Dean is a punk bluesman, singing with and yelling with as much grit as his bass tone. They sounded best when they all sang, and it would have been nice to hear more from Mullen. Woody Weatherman is a seasoned guitarist, freely using pinch harmonics and other techniques that were reminiscent of late 80s and early 90s thrash. Dean kept violently whipping empty water bottles against the walls bordering the stage, leading Mullen to rhetorically quip, "Is Mike having a tantrum?" All in all, Saturday night (7/30) at Reggie's was a great one for music.
Joan of Arc @ The Market Hotel in 2008 (more by Leia Jospe)
today in Chicago
* Joan of Arc, Azita @ SummerSonic
* Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (Day 2)
* JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Lou Pride @ SPACE
* Death Ships, Like Pioneers, Blasted Diplomats @ Schubas
* Corrosion of Conformity, Coliseum, The Atlas Moth, Hunters @ Reggie's
Coliseum headlined a laid-back metal show at the Beat Kitchen on May 27th, near the end of their US and Canadian tour. The line-up included the Chicago bands Hunters, The Swan King, and Sweet Cobra; the last of which also played three Ohio dates on the Coliseum tour. Stylistically, they all displayed heaviness and sludge, but each had their own take on it.
Hunters' introduction drone led into doom-y metal riffs and low screaming. The vocalist also used a higher-pitched scream similar to that of Bongzilla. The lack of melodic and rhythmic experimentation in the vocals became repetitive, but there's a lot of potential within the group. The instrumentalists had a tight chemistry; in one song they threw in triplets at the end of measures, eventually pushing the band into a massive and slow breakdown. Their thrash-tendencies came out towards the middle of the set, chugging on awesome, dark riffs. Bassist; Jeremy Pyrzynski proved his talent by soloing an atmospheric, Isis-like introduction to one song. They surely had friends in the small audience, happily yelling, "That fucking sucked," and "Play a cover!"
The Swan King played melodic metal with the intensity of hardcore punk to a more filled out room. Guitarist; Dallas Thomas yelled the lead vocals while playing busy riffs, stretching his hand across the fret board and his legs across the stage in the widest power stance I've seen. After a technically difficult song the crowd appreciated, he noted, "I'm glad you guys liked it because I don't like playing that song at all." Their bass tone was complimented by some grinding distortion, adding nice color to the trio's sound.
Square white lights eerily shined up at Sweet Cobra as they began pounding out their brand of sludgy hardcore. It took a couple songs for them to play and sing passionately, but the moment was noticeable when their vocalist/bassist; Botchy Vaquez sunk into the feeling of the groove and began to belt his gritty vocals instead of merely reciting them. Their tone was massive and raw, coming out of vintage tube amplifiers. Though sludge metal does rely on repetitive riffs, it seemed that at times Sweet Cobra jammed for too long without variation or the presence of a compelling element.
Coliseum showed the most energy from the start, hopping and throwing their upper bodies into their head banging. Vocalist; Ryan Patterson let his guitar feedback as he stretched his arms out and gestured with his hands, singing with similar grit as Nick Oliveri in his Queens of the Stone Age days, but with a deeper tone. Coliseum is the least dark and complex of the three bands, with an inherent southern influence. The crowd appreciated their set the most out of the four, and Ryan offered, "We'll play all night. We'll make shit up, but you don't want us to do that," followed by a long, whole-hearted thank you to the crowd. Their encore was the most exciting part of the set, with a little moshing between a group of friends, plus raised fists and beer glasses throughout the crowd.
Coliseum played their last show of tour in Cincinnati, at Mayday this past Saturday.