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Concert Tue May 12 2009

Two days with an evil heart on your sleeve

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Pick up your average, non-comprehensive "names for babies" book, and it's unlikely you'll come upon one of the more sinister-sounding names available to you -- "Matchitehew." It's an Algonquin name meaning "He has an evil heart." Hell of a way to bring a new child into the world, eh?

The name does, it seems, evoke just the right tone as the name of an upcoming two-day festival in Chicago. Matchitehew Assembly, taking place on June 5 and 6 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, wears its evil heart on its sleeve by offering 21 bands and performers, joined by a shared love of funereal doom. Projects from the genres of black metal, drone, power electronics, and harsh noise will blanket the city just as heat and sunlight begin to attempt their timid return.

Tickets are $25 per day, $40 for both day, all ages. All info, including times and directions, can be found at the festival's website.

Schedule:

Friday, June 5:
Marblebog
Monarque
Bloodyminded
Sword Heaven
Velnias
Oakeater
Silvum
Dead Times
Heatdeath
Take Up Serpents (sorry, no link available)

Saturday, June 6:
Krieg
Bone Awl
Rusted Shut
Air Conditioning
Aborted Christ Childe
Ashdautas
Volahn
Wormsblood
Maledicere
Locrian
Burial Hex

 
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Mr. Dude / May 14, 2009 10:04 AM

This fest is gonna rule.

chicago web design / May 14, 2009 10:11 AM

Velnias is a very talented and promising young band. I'm definitely going to try to catch them on that Friday.

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