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The Inlander recently focused in on
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the local EDM scene, but tonight ushers in a national act that is all over the U.K. music charts — Disclosure. This dubstep duo has no problem with their faces being drawn all over, at least not on their cover art where the “scribble face” is their go-to imaging. But before they needed album art, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence were first noticed in 2010 when their tracks on Myspace (yes, some people still used that site back then) got more traction than expected. Since then, they’ve played Coachella, Lollapalooza and sold out a show at Central Park. June marked the release of their first full-length album, Settle. The song “Latch” is the one you must check out immediately. This show is a part of the Knitting Factory’s The Big Ticket Fall EDM Pass. It’s $20 without the pass and starts at 8 pm.
Like seeing a slightly chubby, Burt-Reynolds mustachioed, not-so-sexy white dude singing let’s-get-it-on music when you go to shows? Then Har Mar Superstar, aka Sean Tillmann, is for you. He plays The Center at 7 pm. Rom Leo will open for him. Tickets are $10 for the $21 and over show.
Also check out:
Coliseum, Red Hare, Heiress, Losing Skin at Carr’s Corner at 9 pm. $8 cover.
The Hoot Hoots are not a band of owls. Actually, the four-piece is a lot more like you than you’d think — their interests are, according to their Facebook page, yoga, Donkey Kong, ice cream and Arrested Development. All of these elements can actually be heard in their music. Their mixed-up power pop music is flexible, punchy, sweet and at times, just like the Bluth family, crazy. With catchy tunes that sound like early Beatles fused with Modest Mouse and Postal Service, they do their own thing implementing Nintendo-sounding background synthesizers. Brothers Adam and Chris Prairie started their operation in Illinois, but after moving to Seattle took it to a new level. Their most recent album, Feel the Cosmos, released last November, is imperative listening for you right now. The show goes down at Mootsy’s at 9 pm. Cover is $5.
Also check out:
- Oooob, Xerox Machine, Rice Queen at Jones Radiator
- One More for Som! Benefit show feat. Flying Spiders, Kari Marguerite, Lyle Morse, Sidhe, Just Plain Darin, Sam Enderess, Mark Ward at the Rocket Market
- Birds of Chicago at Republic Brewing Co.
Humans get ready to be demolished by the not-so-merry band of Scumdogs called Gwar. The show erupts at 8 pm at the Knitting Factory. Cost is $20. Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band Of Orcs will also help orchestrate the noise that night.
OTHER MUSIC NEWS:
Jackass alum Bam Margera has a band, creatively called F$@kface Unstoppable, which will hit The Center, Dec. 7. Oh yeah.