Chicago is a dream city - futuristic architecture, lots of vegan food and lots of great music venues. We were in town to see Carla Bozulich at The Empty Bottle, along with a number of other bands (the collective was called "Adventures in Modern Music", I think). Before the show, we stopped off at the Pick Me Up Diner - we started off with chili "cheese" fries, followed by tostadas and a veggie burger. The highlight was the chocolate-peanut butter-oreo shake. Very decadent I know, but we are embracing these opportunities when they arise.
This was followed by a rice krispy square - I haven't had one of these in an age, so how could I resist?
The Empty Bottle show consisted of:
- Agathe Max (Lyon) - Layers of noise generated by her violin looped over each other, very sad.
- Colourmusic (Oklahoma) - Happy noise pop with some screaming thrown in.
- Carla Bozulich (Los Angeles) - I can't even begin to describe this performance. It was like watching someone cut themselves in front of you. Completely and utterly compelling, plus T cried.
- Black Moth Super Rainbow (Pennsylvania) - Keyboard based psychedelia, although they became a bit of a one-trick pony.