Fire-Toolz & Wei Zhongle / Health&Beauty / Fran @ The Empty Bottle, Chicago [2 May]

Fire-Toolz & Wei Zhongle / Health&Beauty / Fran


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The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
A co-headlining sonic collision. FIRE-TOOLZ and WEI ZHONGLE come together for a night of otherworldy celebration.

FIRE-TOOLZ & Wei Zhongle

ANGEL MARCLOID makes music under too many names to list, but her FIRE-TOOLZ moniker has come to host some of her most complex and expressive compositions to date. Sculpted from warped signifiers hyperlinked from a litany of genres including electro-industrial, jazz fusion, black metal, vaporwave, and noise improv, FIRE-TOOLZ’s music takes on its own chimeric character both reminiscent in the hyper-specificity of its mangled tropes and alien in its tightly structured composite. Interbeing, her third full-length album as FIRE-TOOLZ, follows 2017’s Drip Mental (Hausu Mountain) and 2016’s Even The Files Won’t Touch You (Depravity Label). The album represents a shift away from the axis of grab-bag sample recontextualization toward arrangements brimming with live instrumentation and original, performance-based composition. FIRE-TOOLZ makes room within the context of one project for endless recombination and fragmentation beyond any constraints — all to give us some inkling, however small it may be, of what lies at her core.

WEI ZHONGLE returns from their east coast tour with a new lineup featuring Ryan Packard, Curt Oren, and Alex Perkolup, as well as mainstay Rob Jacobs. They will be playing selections from their forthcoming recording entitled «Magic Eye». You never know when the ZHONG will appear or go into hiding, so catch them while you can!

HEALTH&BEAUTY provide that tender vulnerability we’ve all come to love, especially in these trying times. From Chicago, this trio breaks through the tethers of played out art pop and implement a more angled and jangled approach, creating a bursting experimental blend of 70s rock and pop. Frequent musical collaborators with Chicago heads RYLEY WALKER and MOON BROS, HEALTH&BEAUTY is a conglomeration of joy, friendship and all things Chicago. This is a fireworks finale wrapped up into one three-headed gnarling and beautiful beast.

FRAN delivers a bold approach to creating graceful and empowering alternative rock. On their debut EP, More Enough, FRAN sharpens up and transcends her blissful dreams into reality. With tip-toeing guitar lines and soothingly comfortable vocals to match, their music paints a picture of vast landscapes, somewhere near the countryside, waiting to be explored and for love to be found. We’ve been hooked ever since her EP release party back in December so come experience some FRAN magic and maybe you’ll find that love that you had no idea you’d been longing for.
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