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Last Minute Plans: Young Widows At Sub-T

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on May 14, 2014 4:00PM

A day after the release of their new album, Easy Pain, Louisville-based trio Young Widows play a 17+ show at Subterranean tonight, May 14. Tickets are $12 and doors open at 8 p.m. The cool, dark vibe of the Wicker Park bar is a perfect complement to Easy Pain, which is the fourth, and strongest, album from the group to date.

Easy Pain, the follow-up to 2011's In and Out of Youth and Lightness, is a moody mix of punchy rock songs ranging from art-damaged noise to driving, dark garage rock. Chicagoans' ears will no doubt perk at the sound of tracks like "Kerosene Girl" and "King Sol," both of which recall the late, great local rockers The Ponys.

Meanwhile, deranged album closer "The Last Young Widow" is the kind of confrontational slab of pigfuck a group like The Jesus Lizard could proudly call its own. Expect Young Widows to still be riding high from not only the release of Pain, but from the hometown record release show the night before the band's Chicago show. That makes for a promising gig. For music fans, this Pain promises to be pure pleasure.

Young Widows, Helms Alee, and Sweet Cobra play Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave., $12, 17+, doors open at 8 p.m.