Follows, Locks, Craig Klein | Hideout | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Follows, Locks, Craig Klein Soundboard

When: Fri., June 18, 10 p.m. 2010

This experimental power duo's new Suicides Don't Commit Themselves (Static Station) is one of the most interesting albums to come out of Chicago this year. Theo Katsaounis and Patrick Scott have a thing for couching serious musical experimentation in punk songs, a fondness for testing their audience's attention span with lots of repetition and long running times, and a warped sense of humor, heavy on the inside jokes, that permeates their whole aesthetic. That makes them sound kinda Shellac-ish, which is maybe part right, but unlike many Albini devotees out there Locks have no use for his constraining stylebook: songs like "More Boring Heroes" tend to start out as one thing (in this case minimalist postpunk pop) and make whiplash transitions into something totally different, like ambient electronic soundscaping. —Miles Raymer

Price: $10, $8 in advance

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