Wild Nothing, Circles, Pink Frost | Empty Bottle | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Wild Nothing, Circles, Pink Frost Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Recommended Image

When: Thu., Aug. 1, 9 p.m. 2013

Srini Radhakrishna has played in the Guilty Pleasures, the White Outs, France Has the Bomb, and most recently the drunkenly combustible Football, so it’s safe to say he has a track record of joining garage bands that are worth your time. He began his newest venture, Circles, as a trio with Melissa Elias (Ponys) and Ken Coulman, then recruited Christen Thomas and Anthony Cozzi (Radar Eyes) when Elias took time off to have a baby. On the band’s six-song debut EP, Are You Watching the Masters? Because the Masters Are Watching You, Radhakrishna glitzes up the bouncy, jagged, organ-backed garage of the first two tracks (“Constant Party” and “Curses”) with 60s beach-pop vocals. But the EP gets darker and noisier as it progresses: “Marcus Garvey” gradually ratchets up the slow-burning feedback that underlies the song, and the band segues right into a great cover of Toy Love’s “Photographs of Naked Ladies,” with ominous marching snare drum and layers of robotic, militant vocals. In sum, it’s probably safe to add Circles to that list of bands above. —Kevin Warwick Wild Nothing headlines; Circles and Pink Frost open.

Price: $20, $18 in advance

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