Murder By Death | New Year’s Eve • Chicago @ Bottom Lounge, Chicago [31 December]

Murder By Death | New Year’s Eve • Chicago


817
31
December
20:00

 Facebook event page
Bottom Lounge
1375 W Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Murder By Death
$30 Adv // 8:00 PM // 17+
Bottom Lounge | 1375 W. Lake St. | Chicago

•••••••

Tickets:
bit.ly/2s87q7S

Time:
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM

Price:
$30 Adv / $35 Day of

Age Limit:
17 & Over

About Murder By Death:
On the surface, Murder By Death is a Bloomington, IN quintet with a wry, ominous name. But behind the geography and moniker is a band of meticulous and literary songwriters matched by a specific brand of brooding, anthem-riding balladry and orchestral indie rock.

Murder By Death's path began in the early 2000s as most Midwestern college-town groups do, by playing to small crowds at ratty venues and frenzied house parties. While many of their formative-year scene-mates failed to make it much further than campustown's borders, Murder By Death translated their anonymous beginnings into a 10+ year career founded on a bedrock of five full-length albums, tireless D.I.Y. touring and performing ethics, and, most importantly, a dedicated, cult-like fanbase.

Since the band began in 2001, their audience has blossomed due in part to extended tours alongside similarly hardworking musical kin such as Against Me!, Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, William Elliott Whitmore, Ha Ha Tonka, and others. Throughout relentless touring across the United States, Canada and Europe, Murder By Death has gained word-of-mouth devotees and support from the likes of media outlets like SPIN Magazine, who said of the band:

'They brawl like Johnny Cash's cellmates or dreamily swoon like Nick [Cave], stomping saloon floorboards in 4/4 time as grand strings fade into high noon.'

What resonates most with supporters is the band's energetic, unique, and altogether consistent sound and conceptualized vision. The personnel and ingredients of the group consist of Sarah Balliet's throaty cello melodies, singer/guitarist Adam Turla's booming baritone vocals and brawny guitar strumming, drummer Dagan Thogerson and bassist Matt Armstrong's locked-down, post-punk rhythm section interplay, and David Fountain's multi-instrumentalist bag of tricks (including piano, trumpet, accordion, mandolin, vocals, percussion). The overriding sound is an amalgamation of textures ranging from dark and desolate to upbeat and brightly melodic, all of it landing somewhere under the orchestrated indie rock umbrella.

The other mainstay signature element of Murder By Death's identity has been built by the overriding concepts behind each individual album. Every successive effort conjures up fresh imaginative and tactile worlds — whether it's the battle between the Devil and a small Western town (Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?, 2003), an arid land of death and redemption (In Bocca al Lupo, 2006), or just songs inspired by a retreat into the Tennessee mountains (Good Morning, Magpie, 2010).

◙ murderbydeath.com
■ twitter.com/murderbydeath
◘ instagram.com/murderbydeath
♫ murderbydeath.bandcamp.com

Also Appearing:
The Life and Times • thelifeandtimes.com

•••••••

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/bottomlounge
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/thebottomlounge
Sign up for the Bottom Lounge weekly newsletter: bottomlounge.com/newsletter

#MurderByDeath #Chicago #NYE2017 #NewYearsEve
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Bottom Lounge:

4B at Bottom Lounge
Bottom Lounge
Mako - Breathe Tour at Bottom Lounge
Bottom Lounge
Too Many Zooz [at] Bottom Lounge, 2/3
Bottom Lounge
Mickey Avalon & Dirt Nasty • Chicago [2.9]
Bottom Lounge
Two Friends at Bottom Lounge
Bottom Lounge
Joyner Lucas & Dizzy Wright at Bottom Lounge
Bottom Lounge
Missio with Welshly Arms • Chicago [2.24]
Bottom Lounge
American Nightmare - Bottom Lounge - 2/25/18
Bottom Lounge
J Boog, Jesse Royal, Etana • Chicago [2.28]
Bottom Lounge

The most anticipated events in Chicago :

Katt Williams
Wintrust Arena
Women's March Chicago: March to the Polls
302 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60604, United States
Illinois Resident Free Day
Shedd Aquarium
An Evening With A King Of Comedy: Cedric The Entertainer
The Chicago Theatre
Chicago Bulls V. Golden State Warriors
United Center
Jeezy - The Cold Summer Tour
House of Blues Chicago
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
The Chicago Theatre
Chicago Bulls V. Cleveland Cavaliers
United Center
Boyz II Men
Horseshoe Hammond
An Evening With The O'Jays
Horseshoe Hammond
The most popular events in your news feed!