The Saint James Society, Creepy Band, Wizard Castle, Taken By The Sun

The Saint James Society

Austin TX psychedelic garage rockers THE SAINT JAMES SOCIETY play electric rock music that brilliantly connects the dots between the late '60s British blues-based bands and the brooding atmospheres of early '80s post punk resulting in a hypnotically powerful sound the fabulous five-piece has coined "Pentecostal Desert Glam".

The band fuses a "raw energy" sound with the pseudo-mysticism of The Doors and the guitar orchestrations of classic hard rock, skillfully synthesizing these musical touchstones to create their self titled debut EP. An energized recording bursting with a muscularity as fuzzy headed and adventurous as their off-stage exploits, the group's darkly iridescent, kill-your-idols vibe is a fist-punching yelp of energy that demands to be heard at maximum volume. When the heavy swagger of vocalist/bassist Brandon Burkart aligns with the band's heavy-footed rhythms, ticking time-bomb beat and stunning twin vocal tandem of rebel queens Elza Burkart and Candice Bertalan, the resulting musical statement mainlines the thrill of defiance straight to the listener's heart. Placing their steps in the petrified footprints left by the Velvet Underground and the slightly fresher ones of Spacemen 3, THE SAINT JAMES SOCIETY reduces the blues to one nasty lick pickled in distortion. Meet your new favorite band.

Creepy Band

Creepy Band was born on the Devils night. 5 souls came together to play one show October 30th 2010 and play they did. The combination of the guitar, bass, drums, church organ, and screaming vocals wove together in a dissonant harmony, loud yet maintaining a subtle eeriness not to be forgotten. They quickly realized that the horror must be continued and are now doomed to haunt Chicago venues forever with their distinct new genre of Creepy Rock n Roll...

Wizard Castle

Wizardcastle was first summoned in the winter of 2009. When the circle is gathered, they do not speak. They roast the flesh of animals, imbibe strong potions, and proceed to create the sound of the creation of the earth. They don't know where each other live. They don't know each other's names. They only know the calling. It is the sound of blinding light, warriors feasting before battle, and flat black cameros. The instruments are white. The hardware is gold.

TAKEN BY THE SUN

Sounds like Meshuggah getting fellated by Isis and Neurosis with Mars Volta, Shrinebuilder, and Baroness fapping in the background.

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The Saint James Society, Creepy Band, Wizard Castle, Taken By The Sun

Sunday, August 18 · 9:00 PM at Cobra Lounge