Where: Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
With a slew of raved about limited vinyl and cassette releases from exciting Philadelphia outfit COLD CAVE on Hospital Productions, What's Your Rupture and Dais, it was only a matter of time before Matador hopped on the COLD CAVE love train and re-released Love Comes Close last year. Combining synth-pop, post punk, new wave and atmospheric industrial references into dark, synth-spaced pop songs, Pitchfork went so far as to postulate, "if vampires are as cool as I'm told they are right now, COLD CAVE would've cleaned up at the Teen Choice Awards this year." Joining COLD CAVE on this tour, HAIR POLICE return to the Bottle with their exquisite, pedigreed noise. There are few acts who can match their creativity and explosiveness and their deconstructive, nihilistic tendencies are thrilling and unparalleled. Electronic drone metal heads LOCRAIN open tonight playing tracks from their March released Territories LP. Their disembodied, doomed pieces are among our favorites, and even the Chicago Reader has taken note praising their "alien beauty" and "eerily gorgeous noise."