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Aug 7th 2018 @ Empty Bottle

Chicago, IL
Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
8:30 PM
$12 (ADV), $14 //21+MOURNCHASTITYLUMESHUGA DJs----------Catalonian quartet MOURN stormed onto the scene in 2014 with their self-titled debut - a work of angular indie rock and pointed lyricism delivered with confidence well beyond their teenage years. Two years later, they returned with the equally superb Ha, Ha, He. and proved themselves worthy of the early praise, squashing any remaining questions of fleeting hype. But with seemingly endless opportunities in front of them, MOURN found themselves caught in a legal dispute with their former Spanish label, rendering them unable to tour or effectively support their sophomore effort.Facing the sort of obstacles that might, understandably, derail a fledgling band’s career, MOURN instead forged ahead, and in typical fashion managed to harness their swirling anger, frustration, and passion from the past 2 years into new music. Now, only just recently freed from their legal binds, MOURN is back in full force to share their 3rd full-length album, Sorpresa Familia. Badass…CHASTITY is a world of its own from the mind of Brandon Williams. Reflecting the working class background of Whitby, Ontario, CHASTITY's songs are charged with the ethos of archetypal youth on the fringe. A project more aptly characterized by its intentions than specific medium, CHASTITY stands to confront the struggles of those existing in the unseen, often silenced periphery. It is an artifact of youth culture constantly working to form community, bridging isolation with collectivity.Conjuring elements of destruction and decay, the Michigan-rooted Chicago-based post-hardcore band LUME slam thick grungy rock like a stoned wrecking ball on a munchie rampage.  The trio boast a fully fleshed out sound with sky high reverb and pummeling rhythm to match on their latest alnum, Wrung Out, released this year through Albany, New York label Equal Vision Records. A brooding ten track album with impeccable production, LUME finds themselves at their sharpest and most abrasive yet. Brace for impact because these boys know how to smack.