Fall concert preview
Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2012 21:09
Known for creating samples from everyday sounds and his 3D light show, Amon Tobin’s live shows are a sensory-overloaded electronic experience.
Wild Nothing, DIIV
Empty Bottle (21+)
Wild Nothing is the dream pop creation of Jack Tatum, who just released his new album, “Nocturne,” this month. DIIV (pronounced “dive”) is the indie beach pop solo project of Beach Fossils’ Zachary Cole Smith.
The young, crude, and yet undoubtedly talented hip-hop group returns to Chicago after this year’s release of their latest album, “The OF Tape Vol. 2,” the premiere of their Adult Swim series Loiter Squad, and the rise to mainstream fame of Frank Ocean .
Local H is a Chicago-based alternative rock duo with heavy grunge and early 90’s rock influences. Named “rock’s greatest unknown two-man band” by Metacritic, Local H is due to release their first album since 2008, “Halleluiah, I’m a Bum” later this year.
September 18 (all ages) and September 19 (21+)
Featured at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, Cloud Nothings are quickly gaining indie rock fame. Their latest album, “Attack on Memory, “warranted the acclaim of “Best New Music” by Pitchfork early this year.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti is the weird low-fi project of Ariel Rosenberg, who began as a reclusive musician before being discovered by Animal Collective and signing to Paw Tracks. Pink is known for his live performance antics and late 70’s pop sound.
Ty Segall/Thee Oh Sees
Logan Square Auditorium
September 28 (7 p.m. and 10 p.m.)
Low-fi prodigy Ty Segall is due to release his third album this year alone, in addition to performing twice thus far in Chicago: once with White Fence and once at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival. This time, Segall is performing with the high-energy, psychedelic group Thee Oh Sees.
The power-pop duo of guitarist Derek Miller and vocalist Alexis Krauss released their second album, “Reign of Terror,” earlier this year; Sleigh Bells’ intensity is no less evident in their loud and high-energy live performances.