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Concert Sat Aug 18 2007

Dread-Beat, Drums & Cowbell

The guys in the NYC outfit Professor Murder are cheeky enough to name themselves after a character from Mr. Show, sarcastic enough to appropriate the dubious epithet of "happy hardcore" to describe themselves, and just perverse enough to nick the chorus from CRASS's "Do They Owe Us a Living?" for a hook on their debut single. Musically, they play that clattering, groove-heavy style of dance-punk that the likes of !!! and the Faint have mining these past several years; and they do so with the proper amount of party-piloting fervor. And if you missed them at the Pitchfork Festival last month, you can see them at the Empty Bottle this Monday for the venue's usual free Monday-evening show.

Also on the bill is Chicago's own The Jai-Alai Savant, who'll balance the show out solidly with their mix of anthemic rockers and dub-soaked excursions. Throwing a little gravel into the batter is local drum-circle experimentalists Waterbabies -- an ensemble that includes members of Mahjonng and Bobby Conn's band. And as if that weren't enough of a mixed bag, When The Eagle Met the Wolf -- a duo featuring Life During Wartime DJ's Bald Eagle -- will be spinning tunes throughout. 1035 N, Western Ave., 9pm. Free!

[mp3]: Professor Murder - "Live on WOXY"
[video]: The Jai-Alai Savant - "White on White Crime"

 
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