KNP :: A wild month of March
DOOMED! :: Saturday, March 7th @ Jun Bar w/DJs Licious & Gremlin
Life got you down? Giant ants rampaging through the streets? Martians in the White House? 50-foot women using your train as nunchucks? When burdened with the harsh realities of super science gone horribly wrong and impending alien invasions, do what we do: Get a frosty beverage and dance your ass off.
Well then welcome to DOOMED! The party at the end of the world will be at the super-posh Jun Bar in scenic Wicker Park. Your DJs Gremlin and Licious will provide the finest (read: strangest) in electronic music to drown out the alien death rays in the background. The bar will serve you vodka and whiskey drink specials so you can meet the interstellar menace with a stern look and a wobbly stance.
DOOMED! Saturday, March 7th @ Jun Bar (2nd floor)
2050 W Division St (just west of Damen), Chicago, IL
$3 cover, 21+ w/ID, 9pm – 3am (free before 10!)
NEXUS 6 :: Friday, March 20th @ Neo
The Kinetic Noise crew invades Neo! Once a month, the inmates take over the asylum and unleash a barrage of dancefloor madness. The music format is a mix of club hits, old classics, new music and alternative songs from established artists in EBM, industrial, rhythmic noise and other familar genres.
PLUS: A CD release party for one of Chicago’s favorite live acts, who will also be headlining the show at the Underground Lounge on the 27th: pr0metheus buRning! Their new disc, plague called huMANity, is a vicious tribute to the sounds of industrial’s yesteryear. If you miss the days of Zoth Ommog, Wax Trax, Off Beat or anything from that era, it’s a must-have.
w/Kinetic Noise DJs Licious and MisterEntropy & Neo DJ Razer-X
Friday, March 20th @ Neo
2350 N Clark St, Chicago
10pm – 4am :: $7 cover, 21+ w/ID
MONO NO AWARE w/Special Guests [CRITICAL][SYSTEM][ERROR] & Aphorism:: Live Saturday, March 21st
Mono No Aware: Mono No Aware is a legend in the powernoise scene, having produced some of the most influential albums to come from the genre. He is also a veteran of many tours and festivals across the world, where he is known for his intense, exhilarating live performances in a genre not known for its engaging live shows. If you think you’ve seen powernoise done live, think again: Mono No Aware will absorb you, chew you up and spit you out as the pounding beats of this master electronic artist devastate all of those around you. This show is part of a very limited engagement tour.
Mono No Aware w/Special Guests [CRITICAL][SYSTEM][ERROR] & Aphorism :: Live Saturday, March 21st
@ the Underground Lounge :: 952 W Newport, Chicago
$10 cover :: 21+ w/ID :: Doors @ 9pm, show @ 10:00pm, close @ 2:30am
IT AIN’T DEAD YET! pr0metheus buRning, Caustic & the Gothsicles :: Live Friday, March 27th
horrible horrible circusIt Ain’t Dead Yet tour is coming to town! Kicking off their Midwest/East Coast tour is:
pr0metheus buRning: From the dark heart of Pittsburgh comes an act that hearkens back to the seedy, frightful days of early industrial, when nothing was sacred and taboos were meant to be ripped in half. Quickly becoming a quasi-legendary force, this hybrid of old school industrial and powernoise has captured a rapt audience, drawing comparisons to legends such as Skinny Puppy, Throbbing Gristle and more. Withering female vocals and crushing beats have earned them a spot as one of Chicago’s favorite live industrial acts.
Caustic: From the ever-so-industrial Chicago suburb known as Madison, WI, comes Caustic, a “band” with the dubious honor of being accused of ruining industrial. With all the stage presence of the X-Men’s Juggernaut after being hit across the head with a pipe wrench, Caustic’s Matt Fanale will serenade you with songs about getting handjobs from midgets, will drink beer in your general direction, stick rubber chickens down his pants, be sodomized by a Casio keyboard, and probably proposition your boyfriend. Thought you couldn’t buy this sort of degradation? Think again!
The Gothsicles: The pioneers of Nintendustrial and perennial Chicago favorites, the Gothsicles have gone way further than even they themselves expected. They’ve brought their mix of upbeat EBM and wanton, reckless video game references to fans across the United States and Europe and have racked up an impressive number of festival spots. Always a raucous good time live, with plenty of audience interaction and slanderous accusations of gothitude thrown into the audience, they’ll leave you chanting the Contra Mantra every time.
pr0metheus buRning, Caustic & the Gothsicles :: Live Friday, March 27th
@ the Underground Lounge :: 952 W Newport, Chicago
$10 cover :: 21+ w/ID :: Doors @ 9pm, show @ 9:30pm, close @ 2am
KINETIC :: Saturday, March 28th @ Jun Bar
Our flagship night returns to its old schedule! Now every last Saturday at Jun Bar, Kinetic always features cutting-edge nonstandard industrial club fare, from rhythmic noize to breakcore and everything in between.
KINETIC :: Saturday, March 28th
w/DJs WEiRD sKeTCH & MisterEntropy
@ Jun Bar :: 2050 W Division St, Chicago
21+ w/ID, 9pm – 3am