Welcome to ESSO’s residency at Emporium in Wicker Park!
Once a month “El Sonido Sonic Octopus” invites their favorite bands and brethren from around the Midwest to come to Chicago and get down to rep their cities: Madsion WI, Grand Rapids MI, Indianapolis IN, Chicago IL. This third installment features Sweet Poison Victim from Indianapolis Indiana!
FREE SHOW // 21+ // 1366 N MILWAUKEE AVE
¡ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat
ESSO have been busy behind 2017’s sensual full length studio album “Juntos” (Sonic Octopus Records). Fresh off their appearance at LatiNxt, a first-of-it’s-kind music festival at Chicago’s Navy Pier and curated by Future Rootz, the band return to Emporium in Wicker Park with their closing “Midwest Connect” residency concert showcasing their brother band from Indy, SPV.
Sweet Poison Victim (Indianapolis IN)
Trying to describe Sweet Poison Victim can be a bit difficult. Sure, there are some familiar elements in their music, from the plucky pop of West African High-Life to the rhythmic groove of Reggae and Cumbia to the impassioned wail of classic Soul and the hypnotic pulse of garage rock, but the final product is impossible to pigeonhole. Their influences are mutated, melted down and molded into something new and wonderful. Something that has to be seen and heard in order to be believed. But don’t waste your time trying to describe their sound. Just remember to dance.
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