Tonight at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe: CAVE, Chandeliers and Vietcong Man Son

Check out a preview of Threace here. --
Check out a preview of Threace here. — photo by Chris Olsen

Cave w/ Chandeliers, Vietcong Man Son

Trumpet Blossom Cafe – November 1 at 9 p.m.

Chicago psych-folk rockers CAVE will be performing at Trumpet Blossom tonight at 9 p.m.

CAVE is currently touring in support of their recently-released instrumental album, Threace. Each of the album’s five sprawling tracks start from a minimalist, often guitar-heavy base and build upward, incorporating varied styles ranging from funk and latin to a more ambient form of droning (in a good way!) krautrock. CAVE has recorded more than a dozen records forming in 2007, and their collective experience shows.

Threace has gotten high marks from critics, including a glowing review from Tiny Mix Tapes. The review flatly dismisses the idea that CAVE is a jam-band capable only of recycling rock from decades past and packaging it as something new. In short, CAVE defies traditional genre labels:

A fixation on CAVE’s influences and their relevance in ‘modern’ or ‘revivalist’ music trivializes the physical reality of their performances and the mastery of their recording practices. If other contemporary instrumental outfits are warping rock music into unexpected shapes or vertically piling complex layers onto rock templates via live-looping or novel adjustments to instrumentation, CAVE have different priorities: focus, simplicity, and tonal precision. — Tiny Mix Tapes

Chicago art-rock group Chandeliers and local power-trio Vietcong Man Son are set to open the show. For more information, check out the Facebook event page, or call Trumpet Blossom at (319) 248-0077.

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