Date(s) - Thu, February 15
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THE VELCRO LEWIS GROUP
The Velcro Lewis Group is Earth’s premier acid-rock, space-funk septet. The band twists the aesthetics of Funkadelic, Hawkwind, Temptations, and Black Sabbath into their own living -breathing planet of sound. Lead by Hawk Colman, the brother with the 5 octave range, honky tonk veteran, Lawrence Peters singing bass and scrubbing the washboard, and blind growler/Moog-eater, Andy Slater, people can’t deny the commands and demands shouted from the stage. Travers Gauntt’s Skylab crashing guitars shake and quake, Alison Hunger’s psychic Theremin shreds the tapestry of time, drummer Izzy Price is actually Ian Paice, and Halden Spoonwood’s bass playing has more pocket than a pair of overalls, revealing the band to be a source of both confusion and totality. Once it becomes possible to drive an Impala through space and time the Velcro Lewis Group Will be hot glued into the tape deck. All aboard the Starship Impala!
This local quartet features guitarists Kevin Walsh and Ray Donato, cofounders of Chicago’s Original Sound Recordings label–home to Buried at Sea, Behold! the Living Corpse, and Bible of the Devil, among others. Dark Fog’s three-song seven-inch single on OSR is lanky, languid, and lushly murky–three thick strands of psychedelic drool that writhe like a pit of serpents.
Protovulcan… finally, the synth punks are playing acid rock!