ChiIL Live Shows-Emilie Autumn LIVE at Chicago House of Blues 2/25/12
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31
An Evening With...
Postponed to Friday, February 15 due to illness // All Tickets for 10/31 Will Be Honored
World-class violinist. Fashion icon. Famously bipolar. The list goes on, but one thing is certain: We're talking about Emilie Autumn. With world tours, glossy magazine covers, and guest spots on the albums of such artists as Courtney Love (with whom she performed on Leno and Letterman), Otep, Billy Corgan, and TV's 'Metalocalypse' under her corset strings, Emilie Autumn's devilishly dark lyrics, metal-shredding violin solos, pink-glittered pasties, and industrial-strength voice reinvent "gothic" for the masses, and goths have never had so much fun.
More akin to a Broadway musical than a standard rock performance, the Los Angeles-born starlet's highly theatrical stage show is a sexy circus of glam-rock burlesque, backed by a scantily-clad girl band known to EA's devoted fans as the Bloody Crumpets. Featuring EA's signature electric violin pyrotechnics, heartbreakingly lush orchestrations, hard-core beats, and menacing lyrics growled with enough intensity to make your hair stand on end, the resulting noise is a harpsichord-heavy romp through Victorian asylums where screaming is allowed and girls always get revenge.
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Check out her new album, Fight Like a Girl
Tonight's Sleigh Bells' Chicago show is now rescheduled for November 4th at Metro. Save the date and check these guys out! Click here for their main site including their new album, Reign of Terror, streaming.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28
Rescheduled to Sunday, Nov 4 // All Tickets for 9/28 Will Be Honored
**Due to a recent injury, Sleigh Bells have had to reschedule dates of their Fall 2012 tour.**
The Brooklyn duo known as Sleigh Bells emerged in the Fall of 2009 with rhythmic pop songs that combine overdriven guitar riffs and sugary female vocal melodies. Guitarist/producer Derek Miller teamed up with singer Alexis Krauss after he happened to serve her and her mother at a Brazilian restaurant in Brooklyn. As proof of their winning formula, Sleigh Bells quickly earned the adoration of critics at the New Yorker, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and more. Their debut album, Treats, released on Mom + Pop Music in May 2010, ended up on over 150 Best-Of lists for that year. Their newest, Reign of Terror, produced by Miller, is one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2012.
November 4, 2012 9:00 PM
**THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2012 TO NOVEMBER 4TH, 2012. ALL TICKETS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 28TH SHOW WILL BE HONORED.**
18 & Over. Valid State/Federal ID required for entry.
Doors open at 8:00 PM.
Also Appearing: TBA.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 12
McPherson’s debut album Signs & Signifiers was released this past April to overwhelming acclaim and was praised for its wide span of influences ranging from Fats Domino to Led Zeppelin to Wu-Tang Clan. Smooth-as-bourbon upright bass and rockabilly piano trills add theatricality to McPherson’s rootsy compositions depicting Cadillac convertibles, ramshackle farmhands, and pin-curled beauties.
The juxtaposition between McPherson’s suave croons and primal vocal rips lends a jagged edge to his live performances and laces his fully loaded bombastic rockabilly arrangements with intrigue. McPherson’s appearance at Metro on October 12 is part of a worldwide tour supporting Signs & Signifiers.