FREE SHOW // 21+ // 1366 N MILWAUKEE AVE
the Velcro Lewis Group
The Velcro Lewis Group is Earth’s premier acid-rock, space-funk septet. The band twists the aesthetics of Funkadelic, Hawkwind, Temptations, and Black Sabbath into their own living -breathing planet of sound. Lead by Hawk Colman, the cosmick brother with the 5 octave range, honky tonk veteran, Lawrence Peters singing bass and scrubbing the washboard, and blind growler/Moog-eater, Andy Slater, people can’t deny the commands and demands shouted from the stage. Travers Gauntt’s Skylab crashing guitars shake and quake, Alison Hunger’s psychic Theremin shreds the tapestry of time, drummer Izzy Price is actually Ian Paice, and Halden Spoonwood’s bass playing has more pocket than a pair of overalls, revealing the band to be a source of both confusion and totality.
Protovulcan “Psychic Pinball” Release Show
Rumoured to be “demented instrumental acid-rock with robotic melodies that sound like party music from an episode of Doctor Who” or “a three-way tug-of-war between frisky, soulful garage rock, frenetic funk, and swaggering 70s proto-metal” – Protovulcan is actually just Deric Criss (Aleks and the Drummer, Walking Bicycles) on drums, Nicholas Ammerman (Fake Fictions, Advance Base) on guitar, and Will MacLean (formerly of Mercury Rev offshoot Variety Lights) on moog bass, wurlitzer, and vocoder. Our singer, Sue, still has not shown up for practice.
Sara Gossett, Plastic Crimewave, and occasional member Hands of Hydra create devotional voyages of flute, guitar, sitar, drum machine, and drones to conjure the kosmische vibe of Yatha Sidhra, Achim Reichel, Amon Duul 1, Ash Ra Tempel, early Kraftwerk.