The second annual PRF Thundersnow in the U.P.! We shared the final slot with Fake Limbs and had much hijinx planned. Get yourself a brandy old fashioned and rock out for an entire weekend.
Robert shot this video documenting some of the highlights from Thundersnow weekend.
The schedule was as follows:
8:45-9:15 Kate Rev
9:30-10:00 The Chanteymen
10:15-10:45 The Paver
11:00-?? Fake Limbs/Nonagon
3:45-4:15: Six Acre Lake
4:30-5:00: Practice Wife
5:15-5:45: Body Futures
6:00-6:30: Tyranny is Tyranny
6:45-7:15: Hungry Man
9:00-9:45 The Gary
10:00-10:45 The Cell Phones
3:00-3:30 Tijuana Hercules
3:45-4:15 Jap Herron
4:30-5:00 Sycamore Smith and the Gray Beast
5:15-5:45 Victory & Associates
8:30-9:00 Like Like The The The Death
9:15-??? The Rutabega
A massive music festival in the Wintery North! We are taking over a sleepy inn on the lake for three nights of music. Not sure which night Nonagon will be playing, so come up for the entire thing!
Jimmy Two Hands (Chicago, IL)
The Gary (Austin, TX)
The Rutabega (South Bend, IN)
Transmontane (Chicago, IL)
Sinking Suns (Madison, WI)
Body Futures (Milwaukee, WI)
Victory and Associates (Oakland, CA)
Fake Limbs (Chicago, IL)
Nonagon (Chicago, IL)
The Columbines (Chicago, IL)
The Paver (Chicago, IL)
Cuss (Portland, ME)
Witch's Tit (Marquette, MI)
Jap Herron (Chicago, IL/St. Louis, MO)
Book Burners (Chicago, IL/Milwaukee, WI/Madison, WI/Grand Haven, MI)
Bear Claw (Chicago, IL)
The Redettes (Marquette, MI)
Glitter of Cohoes (Albany, NY/Chicago, IL)
Retribution Gospel Choir (Duluth, MN)
Admission: Free if you've reserved a room at the hotel, otherwise:
Full Weekend Wristband: $15
Friday Only: $5
Saturday Only: $10
Sunday Only: $10
To reserve a room:
Call the following number and tell them you wanna book for the PRF winter event in February. You need a credit card to hold the room, but final payment can be split up when you're there.
All rooms have 2 king beds. Once you figure out who's gonna be in your room pick one person to make the reservation and figure out the money split amongst yourselves- details on making reservations soon to come.
Price is per person for 3 nights stay including continental breakfast and big dinner buffet every day (we'll make sure there's vegetarian options) and gratuity.
2 people in a room: $165 per person
3 people in a room: $127 p.p.
4 people in a room: $112 p.p.
Schedule coming soon!!
From the event page on Facebook:
Indeed! A night of baller-ass riff-heavy noisy rock, and the debut of a new weirdo Power-Pop Milwaukee/Madison hybrid! Body Futures are playing last not because they think they're hot-ass shit, but because DJ has roller derby that night and will be getting to the show ASAfuckingP.
DIG THESE ROCKERS:
It's Dixie from White Wrench Conservatory! Michael from the Five Mod Four! Chris from Everybody at Midnight! And DJ from IfIHadAHiFi! Playing power-pop for people who like to hump to weird time signatures!
No recordings yet. It's a new band. Hell, we'll be cramming to get the lyrics done in time for this shit.
Classic Chicagoland angular, frantic, sweaty post-punk. I have never seen this band be anything less than fucking awesome. Their drummer Tony once nailed DJ from Body Futures in the fucking face with a drumstick while he was rocking out on stage at Quenchers. This band will put your eye out at twenty paces while peeling your damn face off with MANIC ABRASION and the wildest noise-rock licks. Get into it.
Hey, have you ever thought, "man, the Jesus Lizard would have been way better if David Yow had pranced around in a pink half-shirt that said 'GRIZZLY FEMME' on it and rubbed up on my forehead with his balls on the reg?" More "loose and juicy" than "tight and shiny," but plenty killer. DO NOT MISS. You're fucking lucky this band is coming to town, Milwaukee. Baste in it.
DISGUISED AS BIRDS
If you live in Milwaukee and need this band explained to you at this point, you're beyond hope. SHOW UP ON TIME, FOOLS. One of Milwaukee's most underrated bands, even though all i ever hear people say about them is how awesome they are. TRUE STUFF.
Yeah, it's a Friday, but you should still show up on time because this shit will start at 10 PM promptly. Don't be a douche. DEATH TO PUNK ROCK TIME.
Cost? Eh, let's say $7, that'll probably be accurate.
A huge weekend of shows from many of the bands that participate at the Electrical Audio Forums (PRF). We will be closing out Saturday night along with Fake Limbs with a special sleeptytime slumber party. Last we heard this evening was sold-out!
More photos by Gonzo Chicago.
As part of our take-away gift to the attendees, they guys from Fake Limbs commissioned this comic by Paul Hornschemeier. It details an evening of violent dreams in which Nonagon and Fake Limbs battle for dominance over dreamland.
Here's the e-mail annoucement:
I know that this schizophrenic weather is messing with your biological imperatives, but it we assure you that hibernation season is not yet here.
You still have a couple of days to forage for berries, bury your nuts (that’s NOT a euphemism so get your head out of your pants), and throw a hump at a bear of your preferred gender-identity.
Also on that checklist: see one, last, GOOD rock show before the cold weather settles in.
Look, exposing yourself to the right music before hibernating is an important task. Imagine a 3-month-long dream with the wrong song on some accidental loop for the soundtrack.
What’s one way to guarantee it’s not “Livin’ on a Prayer?” Come out and see four different, wholly original acts with the ability to surprise, confound, delight, and destroy.
NONAGON (“headlining” and debuting a NEW SONG)
FAKE LIMBS (bringing the heave-and-throb)
WITHNAIL (inventive noise-pop from Champaign)
TRANSMONTANE (kicking things off with heartfelt meanderings)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH
(2200 N. California. Chicago)
Come! Send yourself to sleep with style!
As usual, if you would like to be removed from this email list simply reply to this missive with “I DON’T NEED YOUR FRACTURED ‘LULLABIES’ IN MY HEAD UNTIL SPRING!” … or something a little less provocative. Don’t think we’re not prepared to sit outside your cave for the next few months with Waco-style loudspeakers blasting Jennifer Black, Ke$ha, and the Metallica/Lou Reed collaboration.