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Concert Fri Jun 29 2007

Don't forget....Fugue State!!

According to Wikipedia, a "Fugue State" is something like amnesia, but it's not somehow, because...uh...oh blah blah, woof woof, the entry is written in doctor-ese, and I didn't get what they were talking about, so instead of sticking with it, I went into the other room for a root beer.

Anyway, it's kind of like amnesia. But not.

What it's also kind of like is a two-night music festival going down at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) - starting TONIGHT (Friday)!! Yes, it put such a fog on my brain, I FORGOT to write about it until just now! Oh no...the FUGUE STATE!

Anyway, Fugue State the festival is spearheaded by local experimental music label Rebis Records, hosted graciously by The Empty Bottle, and billed as "a celebration of the drone in all its many manifestations, as interpreted by many of Chicago's finest musicians." It's seriously a killer lineup too - if your head is the type of head that gets all melty and shimmery in the presence of a great drone, be it generated by electronic device or rock and roll implement (i.e. guitar), you probably already know names like Haptic, Goldblood, DRMWPN (Dreamweapon), Number None, The Fortieth Day, and Estombello. Heck, you may even know names like Good Stuff House (OMG, Zelienople + the guy from Souled American!!!), Matt Clark, David Daniell, and The Zoo Wheel as well! I don't. But that's why I'm find out.

Full info on the festival, including band bios, can be found at the Rebis Records Fugue State festival page. Shows start at 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday night. Admission for one night is $12, two nights is $20.

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Our Final Transmission Days

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Pop Matters
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Windy City Rock


Abbey Pub
Andy's Jazz Club
Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
Concord Music Hall
Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

  Labels, Promoters
  & Shops:

Alligator Records
Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records

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