November 10th, 2016 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org!
Loud Pack – 6:00pm
The art of survival is not an easy task, while living in the cold hard streets of Englewood. It seems that all young Black men from Chicago are the only ones who have to deal with harassment or ostracism, but the “Loudpack Team” doesn’t use this as an excuse to press forward. Although, violence and gunshots ring out in their neighborhood every hour, the music continues.
The Loud Pack Team are a new strain of Hip Hop, a different kind of lyricism. Over the years, the crew has assembled a total package of musical geniuses, magnetic charisma, and business acumen The team consists of two lyricists, King Bone and Young Flash. Also, Scotty G (songwriter and hype man) contribute to the team’s solid structure.
No Men – 6:30pm
Loud, bitter noise rock birthed in Austin, TX by ex-Ringo Deathstarr drummer/vocalist Pursley, guitarist DB, drummer Doyle and bassists Andy and Andrew. The songwriting pair of DB and Pursley relocated to Chicago in late 2015 and joined forces with lifelong Chicagoan drummer Eric Hofmeister to complete the present trio.
No Men can be described as queer, femme-fronted, the androgynous opposite of “yes men”, and anti-everything. Equal parts 69, 420, and 666. Bass VI, dueling vocals, dual drums. No “guitar rock” allowed.
Debut full length “Dear God Bring The Doom” released by Gezellig Records (GZR-006) October 2016. “Needed” cassette available through Young Cubs.
Meristems – 7:30pm
Meristems finds a way to split the level of fuzzy punk and soft lyrical lines. Grace Urrutia’s voice acts as a soothing melody over distorted guitars and intricate counter-melodies. Her literary message comes through in lyrics, where Hemingway and H. P. Lovecraft act as inspiration to the songs structures. The lo-fi sound production adds to the grungy undertones, yet the dissonant build-ups and mellow drones create a sense of uneasiness and wonder.