Stardeath And White Dwarfs Unleash The Psych Tonight
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on May 6, 2010 6:00PM
Stardeath and White Dwarfs
The Birth takes ‘70s prog and turns it on its ear, mixing cool, translucent moments of reflection with heavily distorted drum freak-outs that bring to mind early “Black Juju”-era Alice Cooper. One of the more striking achievements by the band is their ability to generate the feeling of epic-length sonic adventures while keeping most songs right around the three-minute mark. They accomplish this by keeping the ideas churning and employing fearless glee when it comes to throwing in odd noises in just the right places.
The band plays Subterranean tonight, and judging by the video we’ve seen of them playing -- both solo and backing The Flaming Lips - we’re expecting a loud and thrashingly energetic show. Opening is Chicago’s Milk At Midnight, whose last album Less Love More Acid shares many stylistic touch points with the headliners, ensuring a solid show on both ends.
Tonight, May 6, at Subterranean, 2011 W North, 9 p.m., $10, 17+