On Friday, March 6, 2009, The Flesh Hungry Dog Show presents, Zombie-A-Go-Go!. A co-presentation with friends from The Chicago Horror Society, Zombie-A-Go-Go will feature zombie themed live music sets by Loto Ball Show, The Balkaners, and Yesterdays Lies. All attendees are invited to dress in their favorite zombie garb, and prizes will be given for best costumes. The show also features special guest performers from Ms Bea Haven and, Rich Experience. DJ Sky spins between the bands, and Chicago rock impresario Gary Airedale hosts.
The Flesh Hungry Dog Show starts at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6th, 2009 at Jackhammer (773-743-5772), 6406 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Time Out Chicago magazine referred to The Flesh Hungry Dog Show as an uber-inclusive, alterna-queer, mini-rock extravaganza and possibly the most diverse scene in the city. Jackhammer is a 21+ venue. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door, or online at www.fleshhungrydog.com.
The mission of The Flesh Hungry Dog Show is to bring live rock and related musical forms to Chicago's gay community, and to provide a fun, alternative venue for bands with GLBT content and members, and bands that are GLBT supportive.
Loto Ball Show
Loto Ball is best known for his work singing and performing for San Francisco Bay Area death-punk band The Phantom Limbs. During his time with The Phantom Limbs (in which he was sometimes known as Hopeless), Loto Ball's visceral expression of existential distress laced with black comedy, along with the hyper-charged and unusual compositions of keyboardist Stevenson Sedgwick helped earn his band the honor of No. 1 Indie Rock Band in San Francisco (S.F. Bay Guardian Best of the Bay awards 2003) and the chance to record two albums with Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles record label.
After 5 years and 220 performances with The Phantom Limbs, including 3 U.S. tours and 2 European tours, Loto Ball left the band in 2005 to move to Chicago and pursue other ventures. Loto Ball has spent his time in Chicago working with local artists on various projects, including founding an art gallery/music venue (Reversible Eye), collaborating on a 800 foot public mural (Bloomingdale Trail), working as personal masseuse for Mayor Daley, performing with puppets (Scary Toesies), working for as an activist for disability rights and quality of life issues, as well playing trumpet for a 30-person marching band (Mucca Pazza). Loto Ball created the Loto Ball Show in 2005. It has taken on many forms, such as incorporating absurdist puppet shows, hosting variety shows, and recording the soundtrack for a horror-comedy underground TV series. The Loto Ball Show has now evolved into an energetic rock band that screams out much of the same ferocity as The Phantom Limbs but brings in more variety in mood, more shifts in volume and pace, and more eclectic sounds. It is a driving key-board driven form of No-Wave post-punk with hints of jazz syncopation and Middle-Eastern scales.
The Balkaners are a new band out of Chicago. The members include Tim Kelley and Christa Meyer (Puerto Muerto), Jamie Carter (Judson Claiborne) and Jonny Furman (The Cells). The band incorporates elements of punk rock, Brit-pop, and vintage metal to create a truly unique sound. The lead singer, Christa Meyer utilizes her dramatic flair and operatically trained voice to rile up crowds while the rest of the band happily goes along for the ride. The band is currently recording their debut album at Carterco Studio and plan to have it released by late summer.
Yesterday's Lies lineup consists of four women with instruments in one hand, and their hearts in the other. With all original songs in the style of Evanescence meets Veruca Salt, Yesterdays Lies fill their performances with guts and glory, bring life to their passions, and inspire those who hear and see them. Whether you see them in home town of Peoria, Illinois, or in a big city rock club, Yesterdays Lies feels that if one of their songs gets stuck in your head, then mission accomplished.
In the fall of 2003 after threatening to do it multiple times Rich Experience decided make good on his boasting. "My roommate and best friend Derek Wu had been hitting the local open mic nights playing his distorted bass originals. I would tag along for drinking and revelry. A keyboardist myself, I had been shooting my mouth off for months about how I was going to perform on stage. Finally I set a date and procrastinated 'til the last minute." confessed Rich. "I was damned if I was going to haul a stand in there (Innertown Pub) and play behind a keyboard. So I pulled the guts out of an old guitar that I never bothered to learn how to play, and I velcroed an old Yamaha keyboard to the guitar - you know, the kind with the built in speakers. I midied it into my big ass Yamaha EX5, and in 15 minutes I wrote "Happy Cheese", "Skateboarding", and "Jellyfish" which I don't even remember. And I was off to the Open Mic with my makeshift Keytar", states Rich. And the rest as they say Ladies and Gentlemen is history...
6406 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|