The Flesh Hungry Dog Show
Bobby Conn & Monica BouBou:
These two international cult micro-stars of the underground have been blowing minds since first appearing in basements, rock clubs and parking lots in 1996. Always 15 minutes ahead of his time, Bobby is equal parts rocker, performance artist, and social commentator. With his glamorous violinist Monica BouBou, he has mastered the art (and science) of total entertainment in the tradition of Sammy Davis Jr., Iggy Pop, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Sonny & Cher and Suicide. Bobby has released five genre destroying studio albums on Thrill Jockey Records featuring a huge variety of musicians from Chicagos rock, noise, jazz and electronic scenes. He is the inventor of the Continuous Ca$h Flow System that was recently responsible for the sub-prime mortgage crisis and world-wide financial services meltdown. But Bobby would rather move your ass than lift your wallet; its easier, and hed rather not waste his time in prison.
Bobby believes in the future. He cuts through the membrane of mediocrity that surrounds us all and proves, once and for all, that achieving excellence is a dish best served ice cold. He and Monica have toured the world, reproduced their genetic material, successfully invested in real estate and are now performing a brand new collection of beat heavy electro rockers especially for you. Man Crush, G.R.E.E.D., DAvignon and (Gimme More) Govment! are just some titles soon to be classics. The computer bumps, blats and burps mercilessly. Bobby shoots acidic gooey webs of guitar chords while Monicas violin, like a glittering dayglo electric spider, dances around and around. And all this with harmony vocals, occasional crowd surfing and hugs for all takers.
There are few singers in todays multitudes of rock acts with a voice as distinctive, layered, and emotionally exposed as Chicago's Dylan Rice. Growing up an outsider in the blue laws of Utah, Dylan overcame his Episcopalian choir-boy desolation by clinging to his Fender Strat and reveling in the moody Brit-pop of crooners like Morrissey, Dave Gahan, and Peter Murphy. The release of his debut "Wandering Eyes captured critical praise in local and national media, making The Advocates "Top 10 Indie CD's" list and winning an Outmusic Award for "Best Debut Recording." Dylan eventually caught the attention of Columbia Records, which chose his song "The Lie" for the "Music With A Twist: Revolutions" (2007) compilation, alongside The Gossip, Sarah Bettens, and Ivri Lider.
Riding on the creative momentum of "Wandering Eyes," Dylan has teamed up again with producer Blaise Barton (Bob Dylan, Liz Phair) for the follow-up CD, "Electric Grids & Concrete Towers," recorded over a 3 year period at Joyride Studios in Chicago. Featuring collaborations with Wilco's John Stirratt ("Motel Daughters"), Polish jazz chanteuse Grazyna Auguscik ("Eggshells & Landmines"), Northwestern-trained guitarist Dave Mendez, and jazz-inflected drummer Larry Brown, "Electric Grids & Concrete Towers" traverses a range of literal and emotional landscapes: from the gay underground in Papal Rome...to tragicomic laundry workers in an Interstate 80 Nevada motel. Slated for release in 2009, "Electric Grids" will turn plenty of heads.
Congress of Starlings
Known primarily for gorgeous vocal harmonies and stellar songwriting, Andrea & Aerin do not settle for the standard folk stasis of guitar and voice. Instead they employ a wide palette of sounds and instruments from Aerin's ever-present tenor guitar to Andrea's computer generated tones. Joined by Tommi Zender on drums and Greg Nergaard on bass, their live show ranges from traditional acoustic folk to laptop tinged anti-folk and back again.
More info at www.fleshhungrydog.com
6406 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60623
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|