FRONT 312 & COBRA LOUNGE PRESENTS
Slick Idiot, Mona Mur/En Esch, Promonium Jesters, Go Fight!
MONA MUR / EN ESCH, Promonium Jesters, Go Fight
235 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL, 60607
This event is 21 and over
Slick Idiot was formed by former KMFDM members G?nter Schulz and En Esch following the 1999 breakup of KMFDM which was rebirthed as MDFMK, without Esch and other members, before returning to the original KMFDM title in 2002 with a different line up. Before taking on the name Slick Idiot En Esch and G?nter Schulz did a cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Terrible Lie" on Cleopatra Records' Covered In Nails 2: A Tribute To Nine Inch Nails. After releasing DickNity for purchase online, Slick Idiot, with core live members Mel Fuher & drummer/programmer Michael J. Carrasquillo, hit the road on a summer tour of North America ("High Life for Low Lives" US Tour 2002). Later, Cleopatra Records re-released DickNity with a bonus remix by Christoph Schneider of Rammstein. In late 2003, En Esch and G?nter Schulz joined as members of Pigface for the "United II" tour. In October of 2004 Screwtinized was released online via their website and garnered rave reviews. En Esch toured again with Pigface on the "Free For All" US Tour 2005, while Schulz devoted his time to forming the side project SCHULZ with vocalist Jeff Borden. In 2006, Slick Idiot completed a full US tour called the xSCREWciating Tour with More Machine Than Man (MMTM). The outing saw the addition of live members Gregg Ziemba on drums and Victoria Levy on vocals.
MONA MUR / EN ESCH
In April 2011 Mona Mur performed together with En Esch, Günter Schulz and Raymond Watts in their KMFDM-set at the sold–out WAX TRAX! RETROSPECTACLE at METRO Chicago.
“... they create a kind of punk rock cabaret, all howling guitar dynamics and Mona Mur's assertive yet seductive vocal. There's a strut and slink and - more than anything - a presence to the performance that is entirely appropriate for this grandiose venue - but something tells me they'd be just as effective, ripping it up in a small club. En Esch paces the stage and unleashes the guitar fireworks; Mona Mur is stern and yet somehow manages to hint at an undercurrent of mischief. It must be said that her version of 'Surabaya Johnny' does rather hang together better than the version I saw Angie Bowie perform a few days ago.”
- NEMESIS TO GO on WGT 2010
Operating out of the wastelands of Southern Ontario, Promonium Jesters play psychedelic industrial thrash music, incorporating elements of metal, noise, ambient, trance, and digital hardcore with a heavy emphasis on experimentation.
Promonium Jesters were formed by Ethan Moseley and Greg Cox in 1995 in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. Since that time the band has recorded and released over 11 albums and singles through their own label, P in a Circle Records.
The band has been performing live around the Toronto area since 1996, but it wasn’t until the release of Your Face in 2007 that Promonium Jesters embarked on their first cross Canada tour. Since then, the band has undergone over 10 tours in Canada, and have played over 100 shows.
A Promonium Jesters performance is a multimedia event. The band utilizes a custom built home made light show, as well as a multiple video projector set up showing videos made by the band, adding chaotic visual overload to the wall of sound. To date, Promonium Jesters have shared the stage with a diverse range of performers such as 16volt, Chemlab, Slick Idiot, 3 Inches of Blood, Hanzel Und Gretyl, and Merzbow.
GoFIGHT! (Featuring Jim Marcus)
Ex members of Die Warzau, Go Fight is probably the Gnarliest Electroscuzz band in the Midwest.
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